Apple Teases Star Wars-Themed 'Behind the Mac' Film Featuring Skywalker Sound

Apple today released a brief teaser trailer for an upcoming "Behind the Mac" film featuring Skywalker Sound, the sound effects division of Lucasfilm known for the Star Wars franchise and many other high-profile movies.


The full film will be released on Apple's YouTube channel on May 4, Star Wars Day, and will examine how artists at Skywalker Sound use Macs and other tools to generate the sounds featured in the iconic films.

Top Rated Comments

vegetassj4 Avatar
8 months ago


Attachment Image
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anakin44011 Avatar
8 months ago

anything Star Wars after 1983 is irrelevant.
Oh, please...let's have another super long argument about the relevant merits of each of the Star Wars movies...and TV shows.

Said no one ever.

I enjoyed them all...that's right, every one...warts and all. Every one had parts that didn't make sense and yet every one was worth the $12 and the 2-3 hours of my life (many times over). It is entertainment, not religion. It is a shame that YouTube critics are slowly ruining entertainment with standards that no team of creators can possibly reach and maintain. It is taking much of the enjoyment out of the medium.

One man's Star Wars movie is another man's gangster movie. Be thankful we live in a time with choice. Be less thankful we live in a time where everyone feels the need to publish their opinions for the world to see and read.

Off my soapbox now...sorry.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StoneJack Avatar
8 months ago

creating sound effects is not tied to just Macs .










no one said it is tied only to macs
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kukheart Avatar
8 months ago
Why not put it on Apple TV?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t0rqx Avatar
8 months ago
This must explain the featured coil whine in the new Mac Studios.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Karma*Police Avatar
8 months ago
Looks interesting… too bad Disney killed Star Wars.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

maxresdefault

Apple Shares Star Wars Day 'Behind the Mac' Film

Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:52 am PDT by
In celebration of Star Wars Day, Apple today shared a "Behind the Mac" film featuring Skywalker Sound, the sound effects division of Lucasfilm known for films like Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Skywalker Sound uses 130 Mac Pro racks, 50 iMac, 50 MacBook Pro, and 50 Mac mini computers running Pro Tools, all of which remotely connect to a central machine room. The studio also uses a fleet of...
Animated Film Boy Mole Horse Big Image

Jony Ive Credited as Producer of Upcoming Apple TV+ Animated Film

Tuesday October 11, 2022 2:34 am PDT by
Jony Ive is working on a project for Apple, but this time it's neither hardware nor software. The former Apple design chief is an executive producer in forthcoming Apple TV+ animated film "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse," which will debut on the streaming service over the festive period. Adapted from the bestselling Charlie Mackesy book of the same name, the short film tells the...
iphone 14 iphone 14 plus in hand feature

iPhone 14 Is Secretly Hiding a Beloved Mac Feature

Friday September 30, 2022 3:24 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models bring over a longstanding Mac feature, but the setting to enable it is off by default. The feature, which is actually a new accessibility option, allows the iPhone to play a startup chime like the Mac. When enabled, the sound comes alongside a new shutdown chime. The Mac has featured a startup chime since 1987's Macintosh II, and the iconic "bong"...
Apple TV Luck Homepage

Apple TV+ Animated Film 'Luck' Now Streaming, Takes Over Apple's Homepage

Thursday August 4, 2022 7:08 pm PDT by
Apple TV+'s first feature-length 3D animated film "Luck" is now available to watch in the U.S. a few hours earlier than promised. Apple is promoting the film with a full-page takeover on its homepage, with characters from the film appearing in several spots. Created by Skydance Animation, "Luck" revolves around an unlucky person named Sam Greenfield who suddenly finds herself in the...
selena gomez doc

Apple Promotes Selena Gomez Documentary With Free 2-Month TV+ Subscription

Thursday November 3, 2022 8:16 am PDT by
Apple is offering a two-month free Apple TV+ trial as a tie-in promotion for new documentary film "My Mind & Me" starring actress and singer Selena Gomez. A URL link to the offer was shared by Gomez on Twitter as a "special gift" to her fans ahead of the film's availability to stream on Apple TV+, starting November 4. Clicking on the link gives "new and qualified returning subscribers" a ...
apple tv plus banner

Apple Nearing Deal for Film About Sam Bankman-Fried and the Collapse of FTX

Wednesday November 23, 2022 4:51 am PST by
Apple is close to a deal for the book rights to Michael Lewis' story about the fall of entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried and his cryptocurrency trading platform FTX, reports Deadline. The author of Moneyball, The Big Short, and The Blind Side spent six months will Bankman-Fried before his crypto exchange collapsed earlier this month. Bankman-Fried resigned as CEO of FTX, which was once...
polk magnifi max ax sr lifestyle

Polk Audio Introduces New MagniFi Max AX Sound Bar Systems With Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and AirPlay 2

Tuesday September 6, 2022 10:45 am PDT by
Polk Audio today debuted its latest flagship sound bar systems, the MagniFi Max AX and AX SR. The compact systems both include an 11-speaker-array sound bar with dedicated center channels and up-firing height speakers, as well as a 10-inch wireless subwoofer. The SR system adds two additional wireless surround speakers. The new sound bars support both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X along with Polk's...
iphone 14 pro max deep purple

iPhone 14 Features a Mac-Like Startup Sound While Turning On

Wednesday September 7, 2022 6:28 pm PDT by
An optional new accessibility feature allows the upcoming iPhone 14 models to play a sound while turning on and off, according to assistive technology expert Steven Aquino, who compared the feature to the Mac's iconic startup chime. Twitter user Martin Nobel shared a preview of the sound based on a file from the iOS 16 Release Candidate. As noted by developer Steve Moser, the feature will be ...

Popular Stories

iphone 14 pro hands snowflakes 1

Best Black Friday iPhone Deals Still Available

Wednesday November 23, 2022 1:55 pm PST by
Cellular carriers have always offered big savings on the newest iPhone models during the holidays, and Black Friday 2022 is no different. Right now we're tracking notable offers on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro devices from AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. For even more savings, keep an eye on older models like the iPhone 13. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors....
General Black Friday Deals 2022 Green

All the Apple Black Friday Deals You Can Still Get

Friday November 25, 2022 4:40 am PST by
Although Black Friday is now technically over, many Apple products are still seeing major discounts. In this article, you'll find every Apple device with a notable Black Friday sale that's still available. We'll be updating as prices change and new deals arrive, so be sure to keep an eye out if you don't see the sale you're looking for yet. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of...
ipad holiday bulbs

Best Black Friday iPad Deals Still Available

Thursday November 24, 2022 12:25 pm PST by
Black Friday deals have been in full swing for the better part of a month, and now that the shopping holiday is officially here we're seeing even more solid discounts on Apple devices. We're highlighting the best sales for all of Apple's product lines, and in this article you'll find the best Black Friday sales on iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner ...
airpods pro 2

Apple Engineer Addresses Lack of Lossless Support on New AirPods Pro

Friday November 25, 2022 2:58 am PST by
An Apple engineer has addressed the lack of lossless audio support in the second-generation AirPods Pro in a new interview. Current Bluetooth technology in the AirPods lineup means that Apple's audio products do not support Apple Music Lossless audio. Apple has previously hinted that it may develop its own codec and connectivity standard that builds on AirPlay and supports higher quality...
mac imac snowflakes

Best Black Friday iMac and MacBook Deals Still Available

Thursday November 24, 2022 1:07 pm PST by
Our Black Friday coverage continues today with the best deals you can find on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iMac. As with all Black Friday deals, we aren't sure how long any of these will last, and prices are always fluctuating, so if you see something you want, be sure to buy it soon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a...
maxresdefault

Nothing Phone 1 Displays AirPods Battery Level After Latest OS Update

Friday November 25, 2022 3:33 am PST by
Nothing Phone 1 users today began receiving the Nothing OS 1.1.7 update, which adds support for displaying the battery percentage of connected AirPods, amongst other improvements and bug fixes. If you own a Nothing Phone 1, you can check for the OTA update by going to Settings -> System -> System updates. Bear in mind that as support for displaying AirPods battery level is still an...
apple watch gold ornaments

Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals Still Available

Wednesday November 23, 2022 9:31 am PST by
We're tracking all of the best Apple product discounts for Black Friday this week, and the Apple Watch always makes a great gift around the holiday season, so you're guaranteed to find solid discounts right now. In this article, you'll discover the best Black Friday sales on Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these...