August 13, 2001

Chat with Rings Sound Editor
Matthew Bass

"Amber" has a chat transcript available from a recent interview with an unnamed sound editor from the crew of The Lord of the Rings.

It has some interesting stuff in it, like this:

(names were taken out for privacy)

me: so, when adding the score, who decides when the music swells and ebbs, which piece to put where, etc?

Hhm: Howard Shore is writing the score Peter Jackson tells him what mood and then he does the rest

me: and when you add the score to the film, who decides the volume of the music, fading in and out, silent portions, etc?

him: he decides all that we just place it into the film

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