Soundcrafter pieces together the varied sounds of
By Jennifer Walden
A decade in dog years is said to be roughly equivalent to 70 human ones. I think that calculation holds true for technology too. Okay, maybe not to that extreme, but it does seem that way.
Richard Linklater, director of the new film
Boyhood, which was shot over a 12-year period using the same cast but different tools must certainly feel that way. Let’s not even get into the different camera formats and focus on the audio. The first six years of production audio were captured on now-defunct tape formats, making the audio post process dicey at times, to say the least. Cross your fingers, hit play on the deck and pray the magnetic emulsion on the tape didn’t deteriorate. That is, if you still have the proper deck to play back that tape.
Linklater is known for his dialogue-driven movies like his trilogy
Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight. Also for his visually unique film
Waking Life. But it was the classic Dazed and Confused that ignited the careers of Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey and Parker Posey, just to name a few.