I was recently asked to start providing audio for Propsplanet, a maker of 3D models for game developers. I started with a video called Fantasy Journey, a game demo which gives examples of how their 3D models could be used.
I wrote the soundtrack music to accompany the video; I created all the in-game sound effects; and I also designed the audio for the Propsplanet ident at the start.
Here’s the end result:
Some time ago I made a short video of kites being flown at sunset on Parliament Hill at Hampstead Heath, London, then processed the video using a tilt-shift app on my iPhone.
Subsequently I decided to write a moody little soundtrack to go with the video using the Sculpture physical modelling synth in Logic Pro.
I think the result is a nice little “mood piece”:
My spider plants (chlorophytum comosum) grow new flowers each day which only last for a few hours. Yesterday morning I happened to notice that a new flower was about to bloom, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to try out the time-lapse mode on my iPhone’s camera. So I attached my olloclip 4-IN-1 to use one of its macro lenses, clamped the iPhone on my microphone stand, and initiated a time-lapse video.
I thought the end result was worthwhile, so I processed it in iSupr8 on my iPhone to get that nice “super 8 mm” effect. I was then inspired to write an accompanying soundtrack which was suitably ethereal, so I fired up Logic Pro X on my Mac and spent quite some time playing around with the Sculpture synth, which is a criminally underrated physical modelling synthesizer that’s wonderful for this sort of work. I also used a variety of delay and reverb plugins, plus some excitation to enhance the sonic “shimmer”.
The finished video is entitled So Special, and here it is: