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A documentary entitled Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, written and produced by Bobette Buster, Documentary and Feature Film Producer & CAMD Professor of the Practice, has been attracting national attention and accolades. From Apocalypse Now’s helicopters to Star Wars’ lightsabers, sound design is one of cinema’s most essential creative elements, yet also one of its most overlooked. Making Waves, which made its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May and was also shown at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, explores the impact of movie sound through insight from cinema’s biggest directors and their go-to sonic collaborators. With Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, Gary Rydstrom, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Ryan Coogler. It is currently screening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Making Waves has been reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, and The New York Times, which also named the film a “NYT Critic’s Pick.” It has also been nominated for Best First Feature Documentary by the Critics Choice Awards. The film, as well as Bobette Buster, was recently featured in News@Northeastern, the university’s official news source.

Links to the press coverage:

The New York Times: ‘Making Waves’ Review: How Sound in Cinema Moves Us

The Los Angeles Times: Review: ‘Making Waves’ reveals the sound secrets behind ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Apocalypse Now’ and more classic films

The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound’: Film Review | Tribeca 2019

The Boston Globe: A documentary you watch with your ears

The Guardian: Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound review – why Top Gun roared

Variety: Film Review: ‘Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound’

The Economist: A new documentary explores the underrated art of movie sound

The Financial Times: Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound is a star-studded documentary

Mountain Xpress: Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound