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Quote of the Week: R2-D2’s Descendents

Sound designer Ben Burtt on his work on the film Wall-E:

Eve is a very high-tech robot and so, unlike the motors and squeaks and metallic sounds you’ve got with Wall-E, Eve is held together with some sort of force fields and magnetism. A great deal of her sound is purely synthesized musical type of tones that I could make in a music synthesizer and treat it various ways, because her whole character was supposed to be graceful and ethereal, so she always has an electronic noise associated with her floating around.
Read the full interview with Burtt, who was also responsible for the voice of Star Wars‘s R2-D2: moviesonline.ca.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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