Designing Sound has a bunch of great articles up with guest poster Bruce Tanis (Inception, The Pacific, Fringe, Watchmen). I suggest you get over there and read up ASAP. Every minute you waste staring at this page is another wasted opportunity of the great wisdom Mr. Tanis can grant you.
Monthly Archive: July 2010
Have you ever noticed that Stefan Lessard of The Dave Matthews Band stands on a cute little foot wedge? Through the jump you can read what it is used for and why it’s unique.
They guys at Coca-Cola are sneaky. K’naan’s World Cup anthem was used by the popular beverage company to expand their sonic branding potential. Through the jump you’ll see a good example of how they did it.
At the 6:05 mark of this video you can listen to some of Ben Burtt’s original source material for things such as the Mellenium Falcon. This video comes from a portion of a behind the scenes look at John Williams work for the film, which I have also posted.
Moby has made a selection of songs available for free to any non-profit personal. He writes on his official site: “This portion of moby.com, ‘film music’, is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.”
Observing a star up close (putting aside for a moment how you’d get there or withstand its heat) is probably like sitting beside an enormous silent fire. Sounds—which are simply pressure variations in a medium such as air or water—can’t propagate in the vacuum of space, so the roiling surface of a star would make an impression on the eyes, but not the ears.