Filmscore and Sound Design
- An expressive piece for film going from dark to light with music.
- A strong ending sequence that completes the "journey" with the subtleties at the end emphasizing the new beginnings.
- A rhythmic ending sequence that takes you on a soaring flight of discovery into new adventures.
The First piece for Riotimage.com's Nathan Rodriguez. "The Celebration" expresses one man's years of fighting for his life with Cancer. He makes a promise to himself to let go and end the pain and suffering on his birthday. Nathan sent me this short film minus any sounds. I recorded all the effects with either an "analog" (Something having similar properties that could be interpreted as the same) or an actual reference of the sound. The sink is me recording my bathroom sink turning it on and off to find the closest one to "match" what was on screen. The ribbons were strands of wax paper cut like ribbons and I ran my fingers through them in front of my microphone. The draping shirt is exactly that in front of the microphone. Shaving sequence = the backside of a razor on my face close to the microphone. Rubbing his face with his hands was me doing the like. Polishing his shoes with a brush was the like on a pair of my leather shoes with a brush used to clean tile. Sometimes more emphasis is needed in order to capture the perfect sound as “same” objects do not always translate well on film. Occasionally when it’s close, but slightly different it seems to bring the audience in more or make them more aware and keep their attention. Some things as you'll see have "other" sounds or music that expresses them. I felt this was appropriate given his heightened state and knowing what he is prepared to do. I could only imagine things would be magnified in a way that wouldn’t logically make sense to the viewer, but understanding it by seeing through his eyes it would then make perfect sense. Overall this was a fun project and Nathan is a brilliant Film Producer/Editor. He really knows his lighting in his films and I am glad to be able to continue to work with him. There will be many more future projects. I'm currently working on another for him so check in again soon!
My second short film for Joy Love. “The Diner” is a lighting, production and location masterpiece with a subtle score. The opening sequence I played “lounge piano” to lead the audience to believe there was a party in the other room. The glasses chiming and silverware clanging on plates was recorded @ the Studio by myself and a couple of others involved in the project in order to get it sounding as authentic as possible in the little time we had to complete it. The crowd background noise was recorded by myself in a large cafeteria. I thought with all the talking and hustle and bustle it was perfect. A strange score yet expressive and explanative of the scenes without dialogue. The director wanted to tell more of the story with the sound. Careful of the volume at the end. You may want to dial it down just to be safe! ;)
More to come...