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Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound is a movie starring Erik Aadahl, Ioan Allen, and Richard L. Anderson. An exploration of the history and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary...

Other Titles
電影音效傳奇:好萊塢之聲, Konsten att skapa ett soundtrack - film, ljud och musik
Running Time
1 hours 34 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Midge Costin
Bobette Buster
Ioan Allen, Karen Baker Landers, Richard L. Anderson, Erik Aadahl
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

An exploration of the history, artistry, and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery.

Comments about documentary «Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound» (20)

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Elizabeth C.

I was so curious to see this documentary. I am a big fan of the sound designers. I thought it would be a fun way to learn about their craft. I was very pleased that it was very entertaining. I would recommend this film to anyone. I did not find it boring. It was very enjoyable.

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Mildred S.

In my opinion, this documentary was a good idea. However, I believe the film could have been better if the filmmakers had more time to tell their story. The thing that got me most was how they tried to make all the actors in this film sound like they were in the same room. I believe that it could have been a lot better if they had spent more time telling the story of the art of cinema and the actors that are involved in that process. This is a documentary about the making of a documentary. However, it is not a documentary about the making of a movie, so if you have seen one of these films, you already know what I'm talking about. The movie also seemed to have a bit of a lagging in the middle of the documentary. There were parts where I would have liked to know more about the actors and their experience on the project. The other problem I have is that it was very difficult to follow the story because the movie was split into chapters. The main character was not really important and the story seemed to have a lot of holes and the actors were not really on screen enough. They also didn't seem to have a lot of screen time. Also, I think the documentary would have been better if it was a bit shorter. Overall, I would have liked to have seen a little more about the characters that were involved in this documentary and a bit more about the process of making a movie. Overall, I would recommend this film to people who are fans of movies. It is interesting and I would definitely watch it again.

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I was looking for a movie to watch on the weekend and found this on Netflix. I am not a fan of documentaries, but this was definitely a good choice. It was like a behind the scenes look at how a documentary is made. It was very interesting. I loved the behind the scenes look at how the director is able to get all the scenes together. I also liked the way that they talked about the different techniques that the director uses. I am very interested in movies that are based on real people. This was a good movie.

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Roger E.

This documentary is the one that I was looking forward to seeing. I had seen the excellent, much better and well directed "Music of the Heart", and I thought it was going to be just as good. However, it wasn't. In fact, it was worse. The worst part of this movie was that it was a couple of hours too long. I have read other reviews and people are saying that it was overlong, but I was actually bored throughout. It was one of those movies that you can't really figure out what the movie is about until the very end, so I was very bored the entire time. This is not the worst documentary I've ever seen, but it's definitely not the best either.

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Teresa Newman

Michael Rosenbaum and Mike Mendez were the first to use Cinematic Sound in the feature film. When I was a young teen, I watched this film and was blown away by how incredible it was. The direction and editing are excellent, and the film is wonderful. However, it is a little too long. I wish the film was half an hour shorter. The film is great, but it could have been longer.

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Rachel Green

I don't know what to say. It was an amazing documentary about the making of a movie, that is the most important thing to say. It's an eye opening story about the art of movie making, and how it has evolved over the years. But it also talks about the true history of how the movie was made. It's an interesting story and I enjoyed it a lot.

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Gary M.

This is a very interesting documentary. The first part of the movie is very compelling and I think that there is a lot of material that can be used in other documentaries and I'm sure that there are other people out there that would love to be involved with this kind of work. I will give it the benefit of the doubt and say that they went out of their way to make this documentary. They shot the interviews in a very professional and professional way. I was not very impressed with the sound editing and I didn't think that it was very good. There was a few times where the sound would be cut off completely and the audio would play, but I am not sure if it was because of the editing or the editing itself. In any case, I think that it was just a bit of a let down. It really seems like they tried to put a lot of time into this documentary and I think that they did a really good job. I would like to say that the sound editing was a little too professional and it was kind of boring. However, the second part of the movie was really good. The first part was really interesting and I was really impressed with the quality of the sound that they used. I was very impressed with the way that they used film and sound in this part of the film. This was my favorite part of the movie. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who is into documentaries and movies in general.

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I've been a fan of the movie since I was a kid, but I've never been able to get into it until I saw it again on DVD last year. I am now able to say that I am a true fan. The cinematography is excellent, the music is superb, and the story is incredible. I am not sure if I could ever put this movie into words, but I do know that it is one of the best films I have ever seen. I am not sure how much of this movie is true, but I have read the book and it is amazing. I hope to see it on DVD as soon as possible.

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This documentary tells the story of how one of the greatest directors of all time was able to find a way to make his films without the use of any special effects. The director of the film is John Boorman, who made the first three of the "Godfather" films, and created the music for the "Lord of the Rings" films. The film is about how he did it. The documentary starts out with a question and answer session with the director, where he explains how he learned to do things that had never been done before. He also tells of the story of how he started making films. In the story he also explains how he has the right to do whatever he wants, because he is a filmmaker. He also explains the reason why he didn't want to use special effects. This documentary was a very good one, and it was definitely worth seeing.

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Laura Harrison

I watched this movie with a friend, and I'm just glad I didn't watch it alone. So many of the characters are very familiar, and I wasn't sure if I was watching "one of those" movies. I thought I was watching a movie with a twist. Some of the interviews with the directors, some with the writers, and a bunch of actors (well, some of them) made the movie even more interesting. I think it was a great way to spend an afternoon or evening. Maybe I was expecting something a little bit more than what I got, but I don't think it was a bad movie. I just think it was a little more subtle than the other movies I've seen lately. You'll probably love it, or you'll hate it, but I definitely didn't hate it. 7/10

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What is really interesting about this documentary is that it is based on a book, and the film makers had the benefit of a few years to go through the book. They then made a film based on that book. And for the most part, it is as good as the book. There is a lot of great information about the history of sound in cinema, and the kind of sound the director used. The director also showed the director's new movie, The Death of Stalin, and it was amazing. I'm not going to give anything away, but I will say that if you are a fan of sound and cinema, you will want to see this documentary. The film is not as good as the book, but it is better than most documentaries.

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Kathleen H.

In 1983, when director Stephen Spielberg, who was then only a few years into directing "E.T.", released "Paprika" (which was one of his first movies), he did not shy away from the political implications of his film. He chose to make a movie about a German-Jewish filmmaker who attempted to make a movie about the Holocaust, and one that was more than a simple "documentary," but a movie about cinema. "Paprika" was a kind of synthesis of his earlier films like "E.T." and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and also his more recent films like "Schindler's List" and "War Horse," which all took place in Nazi Germany. While Spielberg made movies about war and its aftermath, he also made movies about the Holocaust, and movies about filmmaking. "Paprika" was about this process of combining two different films: the Holocaust and filmmaking. "Paprika" is a political film that takes the form of an extended commentary on the Holocaust. This commentary is a commentary on what happened to German-Jewish filmmakers during the Holocaust, and the creation of a film about the Holocaust. However, the movie does not simply talk about the Holocaust; it also discusses the filmmaking process, the roles of the audience, and the importance of a film in a society. It is about this process, and the movie itself, and what it means to a filmmaker. The movie does not talk about the Holocaust, but it does talk about the film process, and what it means to a filmmaker. "Paprika" is not a film about the Holocaust, but a film about cinema. I think that the movie is a very good example of how a director, and a director alone, can create an artistic masterpiece, and in the process, create a piece of art.

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Thomas Alvarez

I found this movie to be very interesting, I thought it was very well done. I am a music video director, and I am always interested in how films are made. This film really showed me how to make a film, how to put together a sound track, how to get a cast of people to play a role in the film. It also showed how to get the right music for the film. I was very impressed with the work that was done, and how they managed to get a cast of people to play characters that they were NOT in the film. It was very well done, and I think that it is a great movie.

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Kathleen Estrada

Movies are art. For all the people who say "it's just a movie, it doesn't have to have any deep meaning or anything" - well, that's just not true. Movies are art and can be pretty entertaining, especially when you think about it. I saw this documentary on DVD. It's quite a long one. It really does take a while to get going. I must say that the end was a little disappointing. I felt it was a little too easy to go back to the beginning and get a little more depth of the material. It's a good thing that they stopped there though. The way it was done, it was like the movie was just starting over. The documentary doesn't get too boring, though, and it's very interesting. Some people will be offended by it. It's very true to the spirit of the movie. I think it's really good, it's great. I think it's also great that the movie has a great cast. I'm glad the director chose some great actors for this documentary. I thought it was really well done. It's definitely worth seeing.

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Diane Mills

A documentary that I enjoyed immensely and re-watched many times, from the great performances and the insightful comments that the artists made, to the heartfelt and inspiring story of the art of sound. This film can be both thrilling and enlightening, though I found it to be more of a drama than a drama of sound. I found it to be a mixture of the best of the best of this world of sounds. The film starts out with the artist, Ray Charles, and the composer, David Bowie, talking about their work, with the latter asking why Ray Charles would pick a piece of music that he thought he had a connection with. Ray Charles then goes on to explain the process of choosing music for his concerts and how they are made. David Bowie then goes into great detail on how he hears his music, how he creates the sound, and how he works with the music to create the emotion that he wants to capture. It was an interesting and exciting film. I loved the interviews with artists and the musical accompaniment. The film does not cover all of the world of sounds, as I thought it would, but it does get into a lot of details about the different styles and styles of sound. The film has an excellent soundtrack and is an excellent film. My rating: 8.8/10

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Victoria Franklin

A very interesting documentary about the making of a very interesting movie. The movie is not a documentary, it's a documentary with a film. It is actually filmed in one frame, but one shot of the movie and then the rest of the movie is shot from that point. The camera is positioned in a fashion that it can only see the actors, but not the actors themselves. The actors are actually placed in the film and the camera is placed in a way that the camera only moves through the actors and not the actors themselves. The camera movement is very unnatural, and the film is very odd in many ways. But that's what makes the film interesting. It's interesting to see how the actors used to make a movie without a script and they did it in a very unusual way. The camera can't see the actors, so you can't really see them, but you can see the actors. The movie is not really about the movie. It's about the actors. It's about how they actually made this movie. It's a very interesting documentary. But it is very weird to watch a movie and then not know what the movie is about. I don't know how to explain this film.

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Ashley Patterson

This documentary features the film's director and star, the two men who created the music for the movie. This documentary doesn't touch on the 'sound' of the film, so the majority of the audience who saw the movie will be unable to hear it. We are left to wonder how they got the music. We see clips from the film, of the two main actors, Kevin Spacey and Mel Gibson, talking about their experiences making the movie. I have to say, I have always liked Kevin Spacey. This movie is an excellent example of the music that they used to make the film. I find it interesting that the music is so well done. The most important thing is that the music is not the main thing. We are left with a story of a man's (Kevin Spacey) journey and how he got his ideas. We get to hear the stories of how they came up with the idea of using music as a character in a movie. We get to hear their process of what they did and how they got their ideas. We get to see clips from the film that show the process of how they created the music. In a nutshell, we get to see how the two men created a film that will be appreciated by a lot of people. I enjoyed the film. I found the film a lot more interesting than what I expected. This film is one of the best documentaries I have seen, and I think it deserves more attention. I think the director of this film has a lot of insight into the process of making a movie. The film is excellent, but the most important thing is the information. This film is a great documentary that shows how to use music to make a film.

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Megan F.

I am not a fan of documentaries but this one is a must watch. The interviewees are some of the most interesting people in the business. I am not a fan of the "Hollywood History" that is presented here. This is a documentary about the history of sound and how sound effects were used to enhance the film. I believe that this documentary is one of the most important documentaries ever produced. I am very glad to see that the film was made and that I could view it at a time when it was not popular. I will definitely buy this movie on DVD. It is definitely worth the time to watch.

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This is an excellent film, not for everyone. Some people are going to dislike the style, the visuals, the subject matter, the sound effects, the 'thriller' aspect of it all, etc. But those are all things that add to the 'value' of this film. The film is full of beautiful shots of the beautiful countryside of Wales, the strong sounds, the overall feeling of the film. And that's why it works. The sound effects, as mentioned, are probably the most important thing to the film. And in that aspect, this film is very powerful. You get the sense that you're watching a film that is being made in the real world, and it feels real. The sound is the most important thing, and the film, while it may not be a masterpiece, works very well with it. It's not an 'expert' piece, but it is very good.

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I was in a film class the other day and I had the chance to see this documentary. It was one of the best films I have seen in my life. The director was in a unique situation, which is the reason I wanted to see this film. This was the first time I saw the movie and I enjoyed it so much. This documentary will show you how a documentary should be made. The documentary was shot on the streets of New York City, in a very chaotic environment, but still managed to be very interesting. I would recommend this film to everyone, because it was so well put together and the music is amazing. It was amazing to see a documentary made in the city of New York. I have to say that this was one of the best documentaries I have seen in my life. I think that it is one of the best documentaries ever made. I will definitely buy this one when it comes out on DVD.