This is the video submitted by Martin Schütze, winner of the recent sound design competition created by Blastwave FX and Avid. Martin will get the full package prize, which includes a full version of Avid Media Composer, an Mbox with Pro Tools LE, Blastwave FX Sonopedia Library The Sound Effects Bible and DV Toolkit 2 for Pro Tools LE.
What I enjoy so much about this spot is the sharply drawn visceral power of all the sounds used. It’s a sonic tour de force. Not only do the sound effects used each make an immediate impact but they flow in a way which provides an impressive connective tissue going from one image to the next.
It is a perfect example of how sound can add an internal dimension to the images on the screen, deepening their dramatic impact. I feel like I am inside each one of those athletes feeling the heart pounding urgency and adrenaline rush of the moment. It turns watching the images into a powerful emotional experience. My heart is still racing after each viewing. The partnership between sound and image is mutual, each giving the other a stronger meaning. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Well done! – Jacob Ribicoff
Congrats go to Martin and the rest of the finalists!
You can get more info and see the rest of the videos, on Blastwave FX.