Recording the authentic sounds of ‘Lincoln’

Lincoln is sure to see an influx of ticket sales as moviegoers hit theaters in the north and south to avoid holiday conversations. What’s less obvious than Daniel Day-Lewis’ awesome performance as the 16th president, though, is the ambient sounds of the movie. In a new SoundWorks interview, Lincoln sound designer Brett Burtt reveals how the audio engineers were able to capture the authentic sounds of the 1860s. Along with recording the creaks in Lincoln-era White House doors, Burtt even used the ticking from Honest Abe’s pocketwatch that’s stored in the Smithsonian.

 

[Via The Verge & Open Culture]

This entry was posted in History, Movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s