“Pretty much everything has an inherent musicality to it that is there to be coaxed out,” says renowned sound designer, editor and mixer Johnnie Burn. Known for his stark and bold style of sound mixing, Burn has over his career developed everything from the log-on sounds for Skype and TV commercials for the likes of Guinness, to all-encompassing soundscapes for the films of Yorgos Lanthimos and Jonathan Glazer. Tune in to hear from Burn about how a particular kitchen incident triggered his love for sound, what household items taught him about musical frequencies, and how he manipulates real-world sounds to deepen a film’s narrative.
"Sound is the only sense that can actually draw a tear from you. It can really make you experience the exact same emotions you had the last time you heard that bird, that song, that bit of sea you recorded on holiday...it's very strange!"
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