Mathew Wood recently took some time to talk The Clone Wars with iF Magazine. See the excerpt below and click here for the full interview.
iF: In a Star Wars universe especially, the sounds – the light sabers clashing, blasters blasting, droid noises, Wookie growls and more – are all so vital and essential. Compared to past things you’ve worked out how much of a challenge is this?
MATTHEW WOOD: The fact that Star Wars has such a huge legacy in visual and sounds – we have those light sabers and the lasers and various creatures and such that have been established in the original films, we’re taking that legacy and adding upon it. So we’ve got planets and vehicles and things we might’ve seen briefly in the original prequels and now we expand upon them and make them huge because a whole episode’s dedicated towards them. I got my personal mentorship in this company through Ben Burtt, the man who created the original sounds in the ‘70s. And I’ve been with this company about 18 years. So I worked on all the prequels and all the remastering of Episodes 4, 5 and 6, so I’m pretty familiar with universe."