comanzo

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disanto

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For this project I tried to mimic the video that I chose by taking a specific sound, in this case a series of bass drum rolls, using it in one context and then gradually changing its presentation, and altering what’s occurring around it in order have an impact how this sound is perceived.

My approach to how I manipulated my sounds was through changing the sounds in the effects room and then using images from the video as filters in the image filter room. There were several occurrences where I ran a sound file through a filter several times after altering the image and adding layers to it. I did this in order to distort the sound files and to create a sonic equivalence to the imagery that changes around the old man in the video.

ferrandino

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I used three main “Sound Sources,” and tried to juxtapose them with certain images and ideas in the movie. The first sound (The first to come in) is an atmospheric “windiness” that is created with pink noise and a graphic EQ. The next sound source is IS5, which is an image created from the other presets, and set to play back with the sampler, which has a clock ticking sound in it. The last source sound is the Image Synth sounds, that were created to represent the several floating, spinning orbs, that appear in different sizes and places on the screen. These IS sounds were created with a brush size and shape, that resembled the egg shaped orbs.

Having created these basic sounds, I then modified them in several dozen ways and began constructing the piece. My idea was to try to lock the sounds I created to the images I created them for, and as the texture of the images changed or dropped out, so did the sounds. Obviously I did not do this for every variation in the movie, but I used them as a structural outline for putting the piece together.

When I got to the end of the project, I realized I had used a lot of the Sampled “Clock Ticking,” so I decided to use that in juxtaposition with the spinning purple triangle which comes in between the two collages, and lasts till the end. Therefore the Clock Ticking, which is effected with a Graphic EQ to bring out certain tones, and leave out others, also comes in between the two collages, and is the last thing you hear (just as the triangles are the last thing you see).

grossman

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loblein

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pettus

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In this project I took note how the movie swirled all the separate images into a single entity, or at least that is my take of it had the swirling continued. With this in mind, I took various animal sounds represented and using the image filter I took each animal sound had it first revealed and using the displacement tool made them swirl until they ultimately arrive on a B Augmented chord. I then panned this from right to left to symbolize the retrograde motion that I observed relative to the counterclockwise motion of the entire picture.

Underneath as background I took an snapshot from the image increased the contrast and used this with sample synth of the bird sounds. I then further explored this with the Spectral Synth room. The end result of which was that I felt that the arrival to the final Augmented chord was muddled and explored accenting this further in the in the spectral synth.


sherman

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Because my last project was highly ambient, I wanted to create a piece that was more striking. Even thought the prompt stated that the piece did not have to directly correlate with the video, the clip I picked allowed me the opportunity to do just that so I tried to match the video.

I took screenshots of the entire last section, almost shot for shot. I wanted to see what rhythm I could create with just the changes in color that occurred. Also, because it was color that kept changing not frequency content, the majority of change in sound would be in the panning. I therefore used a fairly bland sound to highlight this.