The Sound of Star Trek

In this sound for film video profile we answer the question, "Is there sound in outer space?" and "If there is sound in space, what does it sound like?"

The "Star Trek" sound team including Supervising Sound Editor Mark Stoeckinger, Supervising Sound Editor Alan Rankin, Sound Designer Scott Gershin, Sound Designer Ann Scibelli, and Sound Designer Tim Walston talk about the approach and sound design behind the eleventh film based on the Star Trek franchise directed by J.J. Abrams.


The greatest adventure of all time begins with “Star Trek,” the incredible story of a young crew’s maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. On a journey filled with action, comedy, and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind. The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk (Chris Pine), is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock (Zachary Quinto), was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before!

Sound Credits

David Barbee Sound Effects Editor
Bob Baron Adr Mixer
Anna Behlmer Sound Re Recording Mixer
Mark Binder Additional Sound Designer: Mind Meld Soundscapes
James Bolt Additional Sound Mixer
Ben Burtt Sound Designer
Ben Burtt Sound Editor
Charlie Campagna Sound Editor
Derek Casari Stage Engineer
Harry Cohen Sound Designer
Greg Crawford Adr Mixer: Atlanta
Robert Deschaine Adr Mixer
Peter J. Devlin Sound Mixer
Robin Atkin Downes Adr Voices
Victor Ray Ennis First Assistant Sound Editor
Paul Flinchbaugh Assistant Sound Editor
Scott Martin Gershin Sound Designer
David Giammarco Sound Re Recording Mixer
Tim Gomillion Sound Recordist
Robin Harlan Foley Artist
Laura R. Harris Dialogue Editor (As Laura Harris)
Daniel S. Irwin Dialogue Editor
Cory Mandel Sound Re Recording Mixer
Mark A. Mangini Additional Sound Designer
Mark A. Mangini Sound Designer: Mind Meld Soundscapes
Patrick Martens Boom Operator: Second Unit
Paul Massey Sound Re Recording Mixer
Sarah Monat Foley Artist
Glenn T. Morgan Sound Effects Editor
Andy Nelson Sound Re Recording Mixer
Mark Ormandy Sound Editor
Phillip W. Palmer Production Sound Mixer: Second Unit
Matt Patterson Sound Recordist
Paul Pavelka Re Recording Engineer
Michael Piotrowski Boom Operator
Chris Quilty Boom Operator: Second Unit
Alan Rankin Supervising Sound Editor
David Raymond Sound Utility
Charleen Richards Adr Mixer
Dennis Rogers Sound Recordist
Geoffrey G. Rubay Sound Designer
Ann Scibelli Sound Designer
Randy Singer Foley Mixer
Thomas W. Small Foley Supervisor
Scott Solan Sound Utility
Branden Spencer Assistant Sound Editor
William Stein Re Recording Engineer
Mark P. Stoeckinger Supervising Sound Editor
Tim Walston Sound Designer
Ben Wilkins Sound Editor
Kerry Dean Williams Dialog And Adr Supervisor
Steve Finnigan Adr Recordist (Uncredited)
Daniel R. Kerr Field Recordist (Uncredited)
David Raines Sound Re Recording Mixer: Additional Audio (Uncredited)