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Tien Megadome Theater

Ever wonder who created the voice for R2D2, Wall-E, or Darth Vadar’s heavy breathing? Join us for a rousing evening of dynamic conversation about the science of noise and sound effects from the one and only Ben Burtt, Sound Designer and Director, Lucasfilm/Pixar.
Ben has won four Academy Awards for Sound Effects in such films as E.T., Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, for which he created the sound of the lightsabers by mixing the humming sound of his TV set - tuned between channels - with the sound of an old 35mm projector. Ben was a Physics major and has enjoyed an illustrious career in the motion picture industry for over 30 years. "Sound Effects in the movies are there to create an illusion, says Burtt, "But behind all this sonic “make-believe”, I exploit scientific principles to create special noises."

Tickets: $20 Members / $23 Guests ($29 at the door, no discounts & subject to availability)
Series Tickets (all four speakers): $66 Members / $78 Guests

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Friday, April 20, 2012 Showtimes

6:00 PM

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