Would You Like A Job At The Macaulay Library?
Two weeks ago on Sunday Sound Effects Roundup we featured the amazing library of natural sound effects at the Macaulay Library. Well an opportunity for a wildlife sound recordist has come up in the Denali Nation Park.
Denali National Park is seeking an experienced individual to work as a soundscape technician and to undertake development of a collection of wildlife and other characteristic sounds of the park. You can find the job announcement, list of duties, etc., here
The deadline for applications is September 2, 2015 so don't delay if this opportunity appeals to you.
Sonniss Offer the #SFX Mystery Box Promotion
Every day for 30 days from August 25th to September 24th, 1 lucky person will be randomly selected to receive a special mystery prize. Sonniss can’t tell you exactly what it is, how much it’s worth or anything else like that, because if they did it wouldn’t be a mystery would it? But what we can tell you is this…
- Every prize will be different. Nobody will receive the same prize.
- Every prize will be a random product from our catalog (sometimes multiple products).
- Every prize will be instantly available to download.
- Every prize will have a monetary value of anywhere between $25 to $500.
- Over the course of the next 30 days, they plan on giving away THOUSANDS of dollars worth of high-quality sound effects libraries. Enter the prize draw TODAY for your chance to win.
A Sound Effect Interview David Farmer Sound Designer On The Hobbit & LOTR
Sound designer David Farmer has worked on a number of blockbusters such as the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, King Kong, Underworld Awakening, Cowboys and Aliens, God of War 2 & 3 and many more – and in this A Sound Effect Q&A, David shares his approach to creature sound design with Asbjoern. You can read about his thoughts on sources, tools and his personal favourite creature sound designs.
That central “voice” can be pretty elusive. There have been creatures over the years that re-defined this. I didn’t make either of these, but Chewbacca’s cry, and the T-Rex roar from Jurassic Park, really raised the bar when it comes to creatures. From what I’ve been told, the defining bellow of the T-Rex roar came from a single baby elephant sound, that only happened once. So when listening through sounds, it’s important to listen for parts that might stand out. They may be quite short, but you might just find that signature sound in a place you weren’t looking for it.
For me personally, Smaug, particularly in “The Desolation of Smaug” has been my favorite creature I’ve ever done. And I’m not talking about the big action sequences, but rather the more subtle dialog scenes between Smaug and Bilbo.
You can read the rest of this interview on the A Sound Effect blog.