Sound design tips from Oscar® winner Sylvain Bellemare
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 Incendies. The 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: