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Skywalker Sound, formerly known as Sprocket Systems, is the sound effects, sound editing, sound design, sound mixing and music recording division of Lucasfilm. Founded in 1975, the company's main facilities are located at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Lucas Valley, near Nicasio, California.

Skywalker Sound was involved with the debut of many major sound formats, like Dolby Digital ("Ghost Train" trailer), Auro 3D (Red Tails), and Dolby Atmos (Brave).

In 1990, Skywalker Sound essentially collaborated with Sound Ideas Canada Ltd. and created the Lucasfilm Sound Effects Library. Their sound effects can be heard on other sound effects libraries, including the Soundstorm Sound Effects Library, and Sony Pictures Sound Effects Library Volumes 6-10.

Staff

Over 600 people contributed to Skywalker Sound over the years since 1975. Many of their staff came from and/or went on to American Zoetrope, Saul Zaentz Film Center, Studio C, Sound Recording Organization (S-R-O), Russian Hill Recording, Berkeley Sound Artists / IMRSV Post Sound (currently where the Saul Zaentz Film Center was formerly located), Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services (AKA Warner Bros. Sound), and Kelvin Optical, among other services. (A nearly complete, unofficial list can be found here .)

  • Andy Aaron
  • David Acord
  • Christopher Barnett
  • Jalise Beamon (2021-)
  • Richard Beggs
  • Tom Bellfort (1985-2005)
  • Steve Bissinger
  • Steve Boeddeker (1996-)
  • Jeremy Bowker (2007-)
  • Christopher Boyes
  • Onnalee Blank
  • Ben Burtt
  • Blake Collins (2016-2020)
  • David W. Collins (2018-)
  • Richard Duarte (2020-)
  • Teresa Eckton
  • Bob Edwards
  • Frank Eulner (1990-2021)
  • David Farmer
  • Andre Fenley
  • Ryan J. Frias (2011-2018)
  • J.R. Grubbs
  • Scott Guitteau
  • Colin Andrew Grant (2021-)
  • Colin Guthrie (2020-)
  • Nia Hansen
  • Lora Hirschberg
  • E.J. Holowicki
  • Pete Horner
  • Richard Hymns
  • Leslie Ann Jones (Music/Scoring Department)
  • Richard King (1991-1998)
  • Ren Klyce
  • Casey Langfelder
  • James LeBrecht
  • Goeun Lee (2021-)
  • Dennis Leonard
  • Michael Levine
  • Scott Levine (Engineering Services and Digital Editorial Support)
  • Tom Myers
  • Al Nelson
  • Tim Nielsen
  • Larry Oatfield
  • Steve Orlando
  • Kimberly Patrick
  • David Peifer (Digital Editorial Services and Support)
  • Juan Peralta
  • Travis Powers (Early-to-Mid-1990s)
  • Emma Present
  • Brandon Proctor
  • Gary Reinhold
  • Gary A. Rizzo
  • Bill Rudolph
  • Gary Rydstrom
  • Chris Scarabosio
  • Steve Schatz
  • Michael Semanick
  • Michael Silvers
  • Jason Skipper
  • Mac Smith
  • Kent Sparling
  • Gary Summers
  • Randy Thom
  • Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
  • Bonnie Wild
  • Doug Winningham
  • Seth Wise
  • Matthew Wood
  • Dawit Zemene (2021-)
  • Andre Zweers

Sound Effects Used by Skywalker Sound

Here are some non-Skywalker Sound and "stock" sound effects used by Skywalker Sound creatives, in alphabetical order:

Sound Effects Created by Skywalker Sound

Here are a few of sound effects in alphabetical order:

Partial filmography

Any film with an asterisk means that, though Skywalker Sound provided not sound services, a creative worked on it.

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2020s

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