Sound design tips from Oscar® winner Sylvain Bellemare

August 16, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Film Sound, Interviews, Sound Design

Discover how sound designer and editor Sylvain Bellamare uses backgrounds and silence to guide narrative.

Sylvain Bellemare, winner of the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Sound Editing for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi film Arrival, was featured on the latest episode of CBC Arts’ The Filmmakers – an interview series highlighting creative talent behind popular Canadian films.

Watch as Bellemare takes you through a scene from another Villeneuve film IncendiesThe scene is very much guided by sound with as the lead character walks through a war zone without dialogue.

Each sonic element serves a purpose for the story, especially those that are not seen on screen yet contribute emotionally.

Bellemare also shares his top 5 tips for sound designers. Read CBC Arts’ full article below:

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