Sunday, October 01, 2006
Back to the Patch
Yes friends, it's that time of year.... and I've decided to go back and revisit the pumpkin patch. I always intended to work up a better sound track for that flick, and tonight I finally just did it. A couple of visits to Sounddogs.com and a few hours in the editing booth (had to tear it apart and revamp it several times before I was comletely happy with it) and now it's a whole new experience. When I originally made that film, I didn't know about online sound sites, all I had were the effects included in iMove, and it didn't have any kind of roars or growls (or belly gurgles or spits or thumps....). The best I could come up with for when the pumpkin goes all haywire was a sound called wagon crash. It got across a certain frantic quality I needed, but it just wasn't.... right, ya know? The really funny thing is... even after adding several layers of monster roars and growls I ended up leaving the Wagon Crash there under it all! It provides the perfect thrashy, crashy trashy symphony of noise.
Click on the pic above or on the nifty new "big thumbnail" on the right hand edge of the page. If you've just watched it recently you might have to clear your cache before it will show you the new version... or better yet just right-click on the thumbnail and "Save target as..." to your hard drive, then you can set it to play fullscreen and loop over and over for happy halloweeny bliss! And hopefully forget that I haven't actually worked on my puppets for three days now. Tomorrow... I promise....