A slew of independent SFX releases and offers this month, so we’ve put together another roundup with even more options for your hard-earned moolah.
Tonstrum – Screaming Metal
Available as either a 192K or 96KHz at 24-bit, Screaming Metal is every bit as the title suggests. From ventilation shafts to blocks of solid steel, Tonstrum have created a soundpack full of metal-infused resonances, drones and – of course – screams.
Prices are $99.00 USD and $84.00 USD for the 192Khz and 96KHz packs, respectively. More details on the sounds and the techniques used to capture them are available at www.tonsturm.com.
Watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/70951640
Black Friday/Cyber Monday wasn’t your only opportunity to take advantage of some awesome deals. Whether it’s the holidays or the countdown to the New Year, deals start popping up out of the woodwork. There are already a bunch in available in the lead up to 2013. Here’s a run-down of what we’ve seen so far…
Photo by flickr user crd! (Craig Dugas)
Who says the audio community doesn’t give you opportunities to go wild on the craziest shopping days (in the U.S. at least) of the year? [ed. Seriously, does anyone actually say that?]
We’ve spotted some deals you might be interested, and we’ll continue to update this post if we find anymore. If you spot one we haven’t feel free to share by leaving a comment.
Hit the jump to see what we’ve found so far…
The London Film School is offering another one day workshop focusing on the role of sound in story-telling. The workshop will take place on Saturday, November 24th. They’re also offering a 20% discount to Designing Sound readers.
What is it that makes the dream sequences in Hitchcock’s SPELLBOUND, Bergman’s WILD STRAWBERRIES and Coppola’s THE CONVERSATION so disturbing? What makes the ‘trip’ sequences in TRAINSPOTTING and EASY RIDER so real, the flashbacks in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST and BLADE RUNNER so palpable, and the levels of time and memory in INCEPTION and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND so distinct and immediately recognisable?
In each case, the answer lies in the sound design.
In this new 1-day workshop, Dr. Gilbert Gabriel focuses on how characters’ subjective thoughts and feelings are signified in their experience of altered states such as those in dreams, intoxication, memory and flashbacks, terror and insanity. The workshop explores how pitch, rhythm, timbre, reverberation and fluctuation of sounds as well as the cultural import of music or song can significantly sway the emotions and audience interpretation of a film scene. It offers both a theoretical and practical way for directors, editors, composers, sound designers and screen designers to understand the relationships between speech, music and sound on film soundtracks.
For more details, and to register, follow this link. Our discount code is: Gilbert20%