STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D Interview with Supervising Sound Editor Matthew Wood

     February 8, 2012

STAR WARS THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D Matthew Wood interview slice

With the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D this weekend, Twentieth Century Fox recently hosted a press junket at Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm.  In an effort to promote the experience for the next generation, my seven year-old daughter, Cyan, interviewed four people who helped bring George Lucas’ vision to life.  Her third interview was with Matthew Wood, a supervising sound editor with Skywalker Sound who worked to secure Academy Award nominations for Best Sound and Best Sound Effects Editing for The Phantom Menace.  In Episode I, he is the voice of all the droids and in Episode III and The Clone Wars animated series he is the voice of General Grievous.  Hit the jump to watch the interview.

And if you missed her interview with John Goodson, a digital artist with Lucasfilm who worked as a concept model artist on The Phantom Menace, click here.  Here’s her interview with ObiShawn, a lightsaber stunt coordinater with Lucasfilm.

Matthew Wood

  • What is his favorite voice from Star Wars
  • What is the most difficult voice
  • What’s the most difficult part of sound editing
  • How do you make the explosion sounds like when the trade federation ship blows up
  • What is his favorite sound that he’s found
  • How do you decide what a character will sound like


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