Beverly Hills, CA (rushprnews) April 26, 2007-Â â€” On Thursday, May 17, at 8 p.m., the Academyâ€™s Science and Technology Council will present â€œThe Sound behind the Image,â€ an evening celebrating the art of sound in action-adventure films, hosted by Academy AwardÂ®-winning sound designer Ben Burtt and Academy Award-nominated sound mixer and Academy governor Kevin Oâ€™Connell at the Academyâ€™s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
The evening will include a historical overview with clips from films ranging from â€œDon Juanâ€ (1926) to â€œLawrence of Arabiaâ€ (1962), and culminate in a tribute to the groundbreaking sound design of â€œStar Warsâ€ (1977).
Oâ€™Connell will moderate a panel discussion featuring key members of the â€œStar Warsâ€ sound team, including Ben Burtt, Academy Special Achievement Award recipient for the creation of the alien, creature and robot voices featured in the film; and sound effects editor Richard Anderson. The discussion will feature clips and live demos to examine the role sound recording, sound editing and sound mixing played in the groundbreaking film, and how â€œStar Warsâ€ continues to influence contemporary sound design in the action-adventure genre.
Established in 2003 by the Academyâ€™s Board of Governors, the Science and Technology Council provides a forum for the exchange of information, promotes cooperation among diverse technological interests within the industry, sponsors publications, fosters educational activities and preserves the history of the science and technology of motion pictures.
Tickets to â€œThe Sound behind the Imageâ€ are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased in advance, either by mail or in person at the Academyâ€™s ticket office, located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.
The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.
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