Syfy Wire has a look at the process behind creating the sounds for Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars Story with a preview of the bonus content to be found on the Blu-ray release September 25. In the clip below, we see how “Team Chewie” worked at expanding Chewbacca’s vocabulary for his more fleshed-out role in Solo.
From Syfy Wire:
In the clip below, Skywalker Sound’s supervising sound editor and sound designer Tim Nielsen explains how he and his team began with the original library of bear sounds recorded by Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt, and then went out in search of additional animal sounds they could make use of. Among their sources were a very hungry bear who wasn’t shy when it came to expressing his feelings about food, and a seal.
These sounds were then added to Skywalker’s library of Chewie noises, manipulated in various ways to make them sound like a Wookiee, and Chewbacca’s vocabulary was thus expanded to allow him to do everything from roar at Han when he first meets him to express humor, grief, and bewilderment. It becomes a seamless part of the character in the finished film, but the process behind it is, as ever, complex.
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