Speaking of sound design, here’s a nice weekend diversion for you: “140 dB” is an experimental short film, combining sonic acrobatics with digitally-synthesized motion spectacle, that meditates on the “interaction between sound and physical bodies. The main idea is to show how sound can change objects form and structure including human mental state.”
Thanks to the flexibility and media-agnosticism of the computer, all the work – art direction, animation, and sound design – come from one person, Tadas Svilainis. It’s a tantalizing teaser; I’d love to see the idea expanded. Tadas, you’re one multi-talented maker.
Of course, as for the content, one man’s torture is apparently another man’s party. I can see a few friends seeing these kinds of sounds as a nice way to unwind. Richard Devine, looking at you.
America, enjoy your 4th of July holiday weekend. (I’m in the Netherlands; hopefully I don’t create any fireworks of my own, like accidentally plugging in a non-universal power adapter… again.)