Sound Design Challenge #12: Lifeless Howl
Welcome to the next Sound Design Challenge! We’re excited to have Boom Library sponsoring this challenge, and they’ve donated a copy of their Creatures library for the winner of this Challenge. Please take a moment to thank them for their generosity by following them on Twitter and visiting their Facebook page.
So, what creative challenge have we got in store for you this time? I think it’s past time we got another video oriented challenge into the mix. So this time we’ve gotten permission to use a test animation from 3d animator extraordinaire, Marcelino Newquist. [Marcelino would also like us to mention the modeller/rigger Chad Vernon, whose rig he used in this animation.] The picture at the top is a screen-cap from this challenge’s video.
Your challenge this time is to create a set of vocalizations for the creature featured in the video, without using any animal (yes, this includes human) sounds. If you would like to build out the rest of the scene, then have a blast.
The rules of this challenge:
- Make sure to read and understand the General Rules and Legal Disclaimers as described on this page. Participation in the Challenge implies you have done so and agree to the terms listed therein.
- You may not use any animal sounds in your design.
- You may design sounds for the rest of the scene should you wish. There are no restrictions on the use of sounds for anything other than the creature.
- Your entry, the contest video with your final design mix, must be uploaded to the Vimeo group by Thursday, October 6th (5 PM U.S. Eastern Time).
Edit: Someone just asked if you can use a vocoder. The answer is, “Of couse, as long as you aren’t using an animal sound with it. ”
The video for this challenge may be downloaded here
(right-click and download). [note: this video will be removed at 5 PM on October 5th, 24 hours prior to the the close of the competition.]
As usual, I am looking for volunteers to assist in selecting the finalists for this challenge. If you are interested in helping out, please contact me here.
Once again, a big thanks to Boom Library for sponsoring this challenge…and to Marcelino Newquist for allowing us to use his work.