April 10th, 2013
02:39 PM ET
The sound designer for "Jurassic Park," Gary Rydstrom, is revealing some rather intimate details about the 1993 film.
In an interview with New York Magazine's Vulture, the Oscar winner explained that he used sounds from a variety of animals as the basis for what you hear coming from the dinos in the Steven Spielberg flick, which has been re-released in 3-D.
For the raptors, Rydstrom used horses and geese to create some of the audio, including the hissing noise that viewers hear when a raptor comes upon Muldoon.
"You’ve got to get a goose mad and then they hiss at you," Rydstrom said. "All you have to do is get close to one and stick a mic near its beak and you'll get that hiss, and that's the hiss that Muldoon hears before he dies."
To create the creatures' barks, Rydstrom found a "somewhat embarrassing" solution.
"When the raptors bark at each other to communicate, it's a tortoise having sex. It's a mating tortoise! I recorded that at Marine World," he said. "The people there said, 'Would you like to record these two tortoises that are mating?' It sounded like a joke, because tortoises mating can take a long time. You've got to have plenty of time to sit around and watch and record them."
Rydstrom clearly made room in his schedule. If people only knew where the sounds in the movie came from, Rydstrom said, laughing, "it'd be rated R!"
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