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This Is How the Oscar-Winning Sound of ‘Dune’ Tricks Your Brain

Placing importance on sound design early on in the production can lead to great things.

Before we see anything appear on screen, a low, gravelly voice pierces through the darkness of the theater, immediately transporting us to the world of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. It’s a simple action that has a huge payoff.

Sound design is extremely important in film because it creates an environment and tone that the audience will be immersed in for the next two hours. In his sci-fi work, the sound design goal for Villeneuve was to create a sense of distant familiarity while taking the audience on the ethereal trip that Paul was on. By discovering the certain elements of acoustic recordings that tell the brain that what they are seeing is real and working on the visuals at the same time, the sound design team behind Dune was able to create a soundscape that we have never heard before.

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Author: Alyssa Miller
This article comes from No Film School and can be read on the original site.

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