ORIGINAL MUSIC + SOUND DESIGN + MIX
ORIGINAL MUSIC + SOUND DESIGN: FILM NORTH LOGO
Above: An enjoyable collaboration with Crash + Sues, who created this bumper for IFP MN's rebranding as Film North. Junior Birdman Audio contributed original music, sound design and final mix. Thanks to everyone involved for the opportunity!
SPARKHOUSE STINGER: ORIGINAL MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN
Above:SFX edit and custom musical elements on a branding piece for the educational publishing company Sparkhouse.
Originally the opening segment depicting the house shape's assembly was much bigger and thumpier, as in the construction of an actual house. Eventually the creative direction became that the convergence of forms resulted in a smaller object, portraying the company's own creative work as opposed to the creation of the company itself. Hence the more intimate clickety-clack as the pieces notch into place.
For a while we had a variety of fire-oriented sound effect options in use, but all were discarded in favor of articulating the flame musically. I think this was a wise decision; music underscores the imagery in a much more imaginative way.
Above: Sonic whimsy for an animated logo promoting the Linnycakes cupcake blog. The project went through numerous drafts encompassing a variety of sound effects and musical elements, eventually whittled down to the elemental presentation heard here.
ENKE FILMS LOGO ANIMATION
Above: Some musical sound design I created for a logo animation promoting Enke Films. The visual forms derive from notions of light and lenses to evoke the process of filmmaking. I responded with some crystalline, delicate lines underscored by a low orchestral drone to add drama.
BIM BAM AUDIO BRANDING
Above: When the San Francisco-based Jewish educational resource provider G-dcast decided to re-brand as BimBam, they invited me to provide a musical arrangement for a new bumper to preface videos and marketing content.
The creative brief called for a focus on the words “refreshing”, “joyful”, “credible”, “accessible”, and “empowering”. One specific idea thrown my way was to incorporate the sound of a spinning gragger, which I did (digging into my noisemaker collection, I found that I had not one but two graggers on hand).
I tried a few different options/ iterations, ranging from straight sound effects to a musical arrangement. The latter found the most favor, and we settled on an upbeat tag that integrated some chiming tones and dynamic percussion to bring the piece to life.
SONIC SCOOP AUDIO BRANDING
Above: Brief samples of original music, audio accents and sound design for an episode of the "Inside Sessions" series produced by NYC's SonicScoop.com, featuring an in-studio performance by the band Beirut.
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