I’m cheating a bit here. I posted this article on humanworkshop some month’s back. But since most of you browsing here are either sound designers or musicians I thought I’d share it here too. THX is a trade name of a high-fidelity audio/visual reproduction standard introduced by George Lucas. And it has some nifty sound logo’s.
THX 1138 was the first film Lucas made and he was one of the first to treat audio as 50% of the film. This might seem like not such a big deal, but any sound designer knows it’s something that’s still not accepted throughout the industry. Because audio should be a part of the producers ideas from day one. There fore I added a video showing Lucas handing an award to long time friend and collaborator Walter Murch. The renowned pioneering sound designer. They worked together on THX 1138 (soundtrack by the always excelent Lalo Schifrin.)