6. Sound Ideas

Get your audio and story in sync

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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 power of sound ...

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