7. Sound Ideas

Get your audio and story in sync


Let’s begin with a game of Fill-in-the-Blanks. Lightning strikes and you’ll soon hear the sound of ________________. A baby drops his pacifier; plug your ears because here comes ________________. Jay-Z struts onstage in Brooklyn and it’s the deafening sound of ________________. The very notion of sound is that it’s reactive, almost obedient, to action. Indeed, all sounds are the result of objects vibrating, and so it follows that when creating your animated film, sound should be the result of action and emerge out of existing story. But that conventional wisdom seriously underestimates the enormous ...

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