Despite the record-setting box office numbers and certainty everyone who would read this article has probably seen Jurassic World at least once by now, the video itself contains some visuals from the movie that may be considered a bit spoiler-ish, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, what is wrong with you? Uhh, I mean, go see it.
The sounds of dinosaurs will forever be linked to the first Jurassic Park film. Though we don’t know how they actually sounded, what we heard in the movie is now just common knowledge. Perhaps someday, with the help of Mr. DNA, we’ll be able to make some real life “Dinah-sawers” and record their hoots and roars, but until then we’ll have to rely on the wizards behind the microphones.
The SoundWorks Collection released the feature above that details some of the methods they employed in order to create the sound effects for Jurassic World. Knowing they had JP’s amazing work to build off of, they had some wiggle room with the all new “Indominus Rex”. A brand new genetic amalgamation of animal traits and a few different dinosaurs, the sound designers knew that they needed to make this dino baddie sound distinct. The end result is a mixture of the old standbys for what you’d think a dinosaur roar is made up of but with some higher pitches to make it stand out as something totally different than the T-Rex.
For the film’s — and park’s — biggest attraction, the aquatic Mosasaurus, they added sounds from walruses and beluga whales to get that “guttural watery sound” that you’d expect from a sea-dwelling animal.
While the dinosaur roars are certainly important, there was also a lot of work put into the effects we may not immediately notice like the footsteps of velociraptors or the sounds of the “Gyrospheres.” We wouldn’t necessarily think making a ride at a dinosaur theme park sound believable would require glass jars, a potter’s wheel, ball bearings and a roll of duct tape. Or that raptor feet sound like some dude stomping around wood chips.
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