Month: August 2010

The 20 Most Popular Types of Sound Effects

August 30, 2010 by PSE in Lists

If there’s a sound you need, any sound, chances are you’ll find it online. Heck, there are sound effects available for the obscurest of the obscure, from Olympic curling to yogurt curdling. But what are some of the most popular sound effects online? What sounds do filmmakers and game developers want most …

Marclay’s “Manga Scroll”: Sound Effects as a Visual Art

August 9, 2010 by sikandar in Sound Design, Sound Effects

Christian Marclay, American visual artist and composer, has created a brand new ‘graphic score’ titled “Manga Scroll“. It borrows its style from Japanese Manga comics, using onomatopoeic words and phrases sewn together to produce a sixty-foot long chain of sound effects madness. It’s a neat idea, and – traversing visual …

The Sound Design of Nolan’s “Inception”

August 2, 2010 by PSE in Sound Design

It’s always going to be difficult designing sound for a film that delves deep into the surreal and bizzare. Throw an unhealthy amount of slow-motion into the mix and you have something of a sound design nightmare. With the right sound effects in the right places, however, you can ensure …