Documentary of Sound Designer Ben Burtt (1989)

In Audio, Design, Film by Fredy Ore

This 10 minute documentary from 1989 covers the efforts into sound design in the 1990’s, including the recording of sounds for films and television.

Ben Burtt is an American sound designer, film editor and voice actor who worked on films including, Star Wars Indiana Jones, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, E.T. and WALL-E.

Below is an expert from Wikipedia.

…most notable for creating many of the iconic sound effects heard in the Star Wars film franchise, including the “voice” of R2-D2, the lightsaber hum, the sound of the blaster guns, and the heavy-breathing sound of Darth Vader. Burtt is also very well known for “voicing” the title character, Wall-E. in the 2008 Pixar movie WALL-E. He also created the robotic sound of Wall-e’s voice, along with all the other characters in WALL-E, and was the Sound Editor of the movie.

The winner of four Academy Awards (two of which are Special Achievement Academy Awards), he is the director of various documentary films. He is also the editor of the three films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.