The art and science of cinema is undergoing seismic changes as it completes the transition from analogue to digital.
Who better to guide us through this transition than legendary editor and sound designer Walter Murch?
As an editor Murch’s career has straddled the transition from traditional celluloid to modern digital cinema.
But he is equally important as a sound designer, virtually inventing 5.1 surround sound with Coppola on Apocalypse Now.
You can watch the hour long discussion here:
Among the subjects they discussed were:
- The episode of Clone Wars he recently directed
- How THX 1138 (1971) began as a student project
- The last completely analogue film he worked on was Fred Zinneman’s Julia (1977)
- How the work print of Apocalypse Now (1979) weighed 7 tonnes
- The link between information, energy and money
- A truly brilliant comparison between the financial meltdown and cancer