For this Friday, please enjoy the charmingly low-tech origins of the Star Wars lightsaber sound design. It actually comes from two places (movie projector motors and TV tube interference). For any budding foley artists out there, this is a masterclass in using low tech to achieve high tech sounds:
I’ll post more ‘how did they make that sound’ videos. And if you like Sci-Friday, you can go down the rabbit hole of every other Sci-Friday I’ve published in the past couple years. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!