The sound of
Fury Part II: Tiger 1 tanks
By Jennifer Walden
It’s rare for a director to stop a shoot for the benefit of the sound team, but then again it’s not every day that you have a rare WWII Tiger 1 tank on the set… the only operable Tiger 1 tank still in existence. Bringing in the real tank shows just how important authenticity was to Fury
director David Ayer, who had the actors’ uniforms made from cloth that WWII soldiers would have worn.
Fury follows a WWII Sherman tank crew that undertakes a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
Fury’s Ayer didn’t just have an eye for detail — he had an ear for it too. He wanted a soundtrack that communicated the individual character of each tank, from the engines to the treads. “He asked everyone on set to be quiet as we recorded the Tiger 1 tank,” reveals Eilam Hoffman of
Sound 24, a post sound studio based within Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. England.
“I really appreciate a director who is so focused on sound. Instead of moving the mic for the sake of the shot, he stopped shooting for the sake of the sound. That was a real experience.”
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