Constructing the Beautiful Mechanical Soundscape of 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'
It might be the fourth film in a franchise based off a toy, but Transformers: Age of Extinction has now brought in over $300 million at the box office after just a few days in theaters. Though the film has been getting miserable reviews, audiences have still turned up in huge numbers to see it. The one aspect of these films that is always impressive, however, is the sound design. In his newest video, Michael Coleman of SoundWorks Collection goes behind the scenes with the sound design team from the film.
Here is the description, followed by the video:
Director Michael Bay and Producer Steven Spielberg return this summer for the fourth film in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction. The amazing visual effects in this film are complemented by the talented efforts of the sound team including Re-recording Mixer Greg Russell, Re-recording Mixer Jeff Haboush, Re-recording Mixer Scott Millan and Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Erik Aadahl and Sound Designer John Marquis.
And here is the trailer for the film:
Forgetting the story for a moment, these movies are really built around the computer generated imagery, which would be nothing without the sound design. Some really beautiful electronic soundscapes were created for the previous films, and it looks like the fourth installment is no different. Using sounds from Galileo is really fascinating, and it lends some reality to a film that is anything but. I have to admit that these films have become somewhat of a guilty pleasure due to Michael Bay's sheer audacity, but the sound design is always a strong point, and the team behind the sound for these films have been nominated for a number of Academy Awards.
Check out more fantastic sound videos over at SoundWorks Collection.