Motion Picture Sound Editors to Host “Star Wars” Presentation at NAB

MPSESound and visual effects artists reveal the secrets to the magic of the space thriller.

Studio City, California – The sound and visual effects team behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens will offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the movie that’s the all-time leader in domestic box office in a Creative Master Series session at The 2016 NAB Show.

Hosted by NAB and the Motion Picture Sound Editors, the presentation, titled Awaken to the Power Behind the Force—The Making of “Star Wars,” will feature supervising sound editor Matt Wood of Skywalker Sound, and visual effects supervisor Pat Tubach and visual effects art director James Clyne, both of Industrial Light & Magic. Moderated by Bryan Bishop, senior reporter at The Verge, the event is slated for Monday, April 18 from 3:00-4:00pm in room S220 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

With a procession of new and classic sounds and more than 2100 visual effects shots, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an epic accomplishment. The film contains a plethora of digitally-generated characters and environments that seamlessly blend with the practical effects. It features new signature sounds for first-time characters, alien creatures and light-sabers. With insightful commentary from artists who helped create the movie and fascinating behind-the-scene footage , Awaken to the Power Behind the Force—The Making of “Star Wars,” is an NAB Creative Master Series session that is not to be missed.


What:                   NAB and The Motion Pictures Sound Editors, Creative Master Series, Awaken to the Power Behind the Force—The Making of “Star Wars”

When:                  Monday, April 18, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Where:                 Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S220

Participants:      Matt Wood, Supervising Sound Editor, Skywalker Sound; Pat Tubach, Visual Effects Supervisor, ILM; James Clyne, VFX Art Director, ILM

Moderator:        Bryan Bishop, Senior Reporter, The Verge

About MPSE

Founded in 1953, the Motion Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the motion picture television and gaming industries. The organization’s mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award-winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships for the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice this unique craft.


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