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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Work of Sound Design. (Scrooge and Marley)



This is an exercise in sound design. Some sounds can be used to create scenes in sound. Sound effect records do this if the record has a theme. (Example: 1964's Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House). That record was effective in telling stories using sounds that were layered. A five channel mixer can be used to achieve this. Or a computer program such as Wavepad can also be used. These kind of programs can be easy to use. In 2002, I decided to recreate the conversation between Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley using one microphone, a cup, a chain, and a metal toolbox full of wrenches. I am a fan of the 1951 version of "A Christmas Carol" and try to impersonate Alastair Sim, but it seems to be very tongue in cheek. Last year I used a program to add a reverb to Jacob Marley's parts. Now the following is not to be taken seriously, but as a guide to the wonderful world of sound design.




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(Note: I had tried several times to upload the audio to a mp3 flash player site. I had decided to make a movie, then upload it directly here. ) (( This book was published by Castle Books, sound editing was done on wavepad))


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