Interstellar – the new space odyssey directed by Christopher Nolan – brought in $50 million at the box office this weekend. The film, which was shot in IMAX 70mm, is about a former astronaut (Matthew McConaughey) who travels to another galaxy to try to find an inhabitable planet for humans. In Interstellar, Earth is being threatened by dust clouds that will soon make the planet unlivable. The sci-fi drama is already generating some Oscar buzz for both its actors’ performances and its stunning visual effects.
Contributing to Interstellar’s success is 2009 Full Sail Hall of Fame Inductee Gary Rizzo, who worked as the film’s sound re-recording mixer. Gary has a history with Christopher Nolan: they’ve worked together on The Dark Knight trilogy, The Prestige, and, Inception, for which Gary won the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing.
Gary will be hanging out on our Facebook page this Thursday at 7 p.m. EST, answering questions about his work on Interstellar and his career as a sound re-recording mixer. If you want to pick his brain, go to facebook.com/fullsailuniversity at 7 p.m. EST and post your questions in the Comments section of the Gary Rizzo Facebook Chat post.