I recently channelled my inner Arvo Part to score a trailer titled “what dreams may come” for an upcoming television documentary. The program follows the life of terminally ill cancer patients, it was quite sad, so i made quite sad (but hopefully empathetic) orchestral arrangements for the piece.
It was great to compose as it had been a lot of SD and live installation and a couple of months between comp gigs.
After a mad rush in the states for a month i settled back into studio live with a few days at SBS and this cool animation for University of NSW discussing entry to tertiary education for marginalised youth. The animation was done by Michael Greany and looks amazing. adam and I had to be quite subtle to let the VO work and the animation “pop” for directory type words).
Will post a link asap
We worked hard for the Sweat short sound design and finally got it in the bag. A film about progression and technological advance with no music and no dialogue, always a treat for a sound designer!
Rodd Rathjen was amazing to work with and I met some really cool people on both the shoot and post. Always great to work with Robbie McEwan as producer extraordinaire.
Chris Grant and Adam Hunt were on board as editors and recorders and i worked closely with Rodd for around three days mixing. Hopefully it gets on the circuit and we can see it on the big screen!
Myself and jade Myconos have been sitting on a track for a while we wrote for the closing credits of the upcoming short film “Straw Walkers” by Jordan Wippell.
Thought it would be good to share as i had so much fun recording and mixing it. We used bottles to produce low tones and i pitched them into various octaves and auto tuned them, we then sung the main melody over jades words.
Seems the film may be solemn ;)
Very stoked to have won the “Best Sound” for “Burrow” at the Canberra short film festival.
Its been just on a year since i worked on this picture and i am happy it still has legs!
It also marks my second best sound award this year, i love how films get awards but no one else, like “best house cleaning” award etc.
anyway thats for another blog.
I just finished up Lauren Simmonds Flashlight in the fringe festival this year. Lauren creates interesting sculptures and sound texture from paper and plastics and fuses them together in performance dance using light and darkness. We trialled a few things but came up with using lapel mic’s and a loop station to amplify the live sound she was creating. I operated delays, reverbs, music cues and pre recorded sound design from the desk to give it some life and movement. it was a great show and i have a renewed appreciation for live performance and theatre.
I just spent a week at the Arts Centre melbourne rubbing shoulders with the bourgeois.
I was part of a development for Alex Desebrocks Project “small voices Louder”. Using a 2 part structure the project aims to bring the voices of the young to the ears of the adults. By asking a series of question in the part one stage through games and “tents” the young people answer questions such as “what os the difference between children and adults and ‘what does the world need to hear” etc which are recorded.
We worked on a way of using these recordings to show an adult audience the experience of the child. Its was great and i met some cool other Sound designers and audio gurus, Thom Browning, Robert Jordan and Sharyn Brand. We worked hard and got some really cool results. Only one fish died during the process, which was sad for all.