Sound designer Peter Bawiec has worked on prime-time comedies like Modern Family and American Housewife, films like Midway, and the Blockbuster podcast. During a conversation with Showbiz Cheat Sheet about sound design, Bawiec revealed a few behind-the-scenes tricks used to achieve particular sounds in movies and television.
Sound designers have the power to make audiences feel things
When Bawiec was young, he resisted the art of sound design. “I was terrified of the history and of the world [of sound],” he told us.
After he came to the United States, Bawiec had a change of heart. “I decided this is really what I wanted to do,” he said. Bawiec embraced the “misunderstood” and “subtle” art form of sound design, studying it at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.