M dot Strange Sound DesigneR?


After a discussion we decided it would make more sense if I started on the sound design while the music is being completed... since I finish the editing work really fast and the book is done... I'm starting on the sound design... the first thing I do is break the film down into locations... then make sound lists for the ambient sounds needed for each location... for the sound "beds" for each set... this is like the never-ending ambient sound to lay behind the music, dialogue, and hard fx to fill things out... it ends up being things like wind, torch sounds, crickets etc....

So after I make those "ambient" lists... then I go through the entire film and list all the required "hard fx"... these are things like sword clashes, bodies falling etc... I finished those which is only a little more than 200 unique sounds...

NOW the thing to do is to set up my mic....look at the sound fx lists...get all my props and make my own versions of all the sounds that I can... OR grab them from sound fx cd's that I have and post process them all to sweeten things up... and keep tweakin on that until all the sounds are crossed off.. should only take a couple days... THEN once that is done I start adding them to the scenes...

I actually did a bunch of sound design for WATS but most of it was never used... I did temp sound design for the festival screener then handed all my files over to my friend Joe who did the final sound design and mix...but he didn't use most of it... but I had a good time making it... I especially enjoy making those ambient sound beds for the sets....

So yeh all the organization for the sound design is done and I start working on it tomorrow...

Also the book is finished being written...its now being edited... once that is done I'll do the layout

As soon as we have the online store set up with stuff to slang... I'll launch the teaser trailer... until then I keep working on this other stuff...

Comments

  1. Oh, yeah, sound is king. My favorite part of filmmaking. I love the fact that you are going to foley most of your own effects. Still, freesound.org has got some great sounds from all over the world. I use pieces of things there all the time.

    Have fun!

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  2. best idea for an extra ever
    have another sound track where Ed does all the sound effects

    that would be too funny xD

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  3. ...Crystal Castles.... motha Fuka... oh shit

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