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  • This is John Krasinski,

  • the director and one of the actors in “A Quiet Place."

  • What you're watching now is

  • at the very beginning of the movie.

  • This is our hero family walking home

  • from a — now established as an abandoned town.

  • And this sort of sets up a lot of the rules of the movie,

  • one of which you're seeing right here,

  • which is the idea of perspective and sound.

  • [light footsteps]

  • When we're close up on something,

  • you can really hear it.

  • And then when you go to a wider shot,

  • you can't hear that exact same sound,

  • which is one of the things we really loved doing

  • throughout the whole movie.

  • We shot this film in Upstate New York.

  • The idea was to be in a very rural area in sort

  • of a post-apocalyptic time to feel isolation.

  • And so being in the middle of nowhere

  • helps this family feel like they're in the middle of nowhere.

  • And it adds tension, I think, to the fact that

  • they have nowhere to turn or nobody around them to help them.

  • Sound design in this is huge.

  • It's totally a main character that is right along

  • here with the family.

  • So Millie, one of the actresses, is a deaf actress.

  • And we're about to do one of my favorite things in the movie,

  • which is play with her perspective.

  • We wanted the sound of the movie to

  • reflect her own actual experience.

  • So you can hear sound when you're walking with Emily and I, like this,

  • and with Noah.

  • [light footsteps]

  • And then right here, you cut to Millie, and we pull sound out.

  • So we're inthe envelope," we called itthe envelope

  • being in her head, she can hear very little thanks

  • to a hearing aid that she has.

  • But she can't hear much of anything.

  • And so we play with that throughout the entire movie.

  • So she can't tell that there's a sound being

  • made behind her right now.

  • And so this is her perspectiveseeing me run,

  • seeing me look scared, but she doesn't know why.

  • And then she realizes right here.

  • And when she realizes is that her little brother just

  • made the first big sound of the movie.

  • And you can see that that sound has horrible consequences.

  • [music]

This is John Krasinski,

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