I don’t think we’ve been considering enough how far we could take the sound if we really tried. So far we’ve been searching through a lot of songs uploaded onto YouTube but we might be able to make something a lot more interesting or bring out something unexpected in our animation if we put together sound effects ourselves.
I recently watched Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises (2013) and I read afterwards that the sounds were made by human voices. Listen to this earthquake made with human voices in this clip, it sounds really unique and quite chilling!
G.I. Joe Retaliation (2013) is obviously a lot more bombastic than our animation but it’s still interesting hearing the sound designers talk in this feature, plus the sounds of metal are really awesome:
This feature on the sound design of Interstellar (2014) shows how far you can go with experimenting. We could probably spend weeks trying to figure out the sound side of things alone!
In this feature about the sound design of The Dark Knight Rises (2012) I like the concept mentioned about blurring the line between sound effects and music.
I was curious to know where we would even begin if designing our own sounds but, going by this video, good quality sound recording equipment would be quite expensive to buy. Haha I probably wouldn’t know what to do with it anyway.
Maybe we should just experiment with mixing sounds from free sources?