A layer-by-layer demonstration of FX/ Foley edit and final mix on Justin Staggs' short film "Elixir". Here we see the process of building a sound design for the moment where our heroine stands up and ignites her magic powers to face off with a demon. I made sure that the droney “idling mode” of her hand energy drone was in tune with the score, to give us a comforting sense of “she’s got this”. The crackling electricity layer lent a dangerous edge to the potential energy.
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WARNING: Violence, gore, NSFW…
“Dual” is a short film horror film by Justin Staggs. I provided sound edit, Foley and mix at Junior Birdman Audio.
After a successful festival run (nominated for Best Director, Best SFX and Best Short Film at the HorrorHound Film Festival, and Best Short Film Music at the Filmquest Film Festival) “Dual” is now available online, having received over a million views on the horror channel Alter. You can view it below:
In the film, a child psychologist attempts to reach a troubled little boy with some very powerful “imaginary friends.” Mayhem ensues.
In the future I’ll delve into some of the more notable sonic moments. But for now, enjoy the film!
Given how often I sound edit and mix the sort of corporate/ industrial material parodied by this video, I thought I knew exactly how to approach this project for Dan Schneidkraut-- a mock promo for "Proxcorp’s groundbreaking despair management solution, Dulzipan." Nope! Turns out Dan wanted something of an unorthodox sensibility-- VO buried somewhat, no real audio accents-- because the piece clearly just plain wasn’t weird enough as it was. This video is one facet of, shall we say, a larger project that threatens to reveal itself eventually. For now, poke around the web site, and be disturbed! Also features the talents of Amanda Day, Ryan Schadalee, and others.