08 December 2009

Just brought it all together

The Princess and the Frog opens later this week and while we will take a look at the animation side of the process later in the week, I thought today we would take a look at an often overlooked, or should I say overheard, piece to the filmmaking magic. The sound of a feature includes not just the score and songs, but the effects and background noises. These elements take a story and give it a real world depth. While this ambience goes unnoticed, the film before us would feel greatly suspect without it.

SoundWorks Collection has been doing a fantastic job profiling some of the best examples of creating worlds with sound from this year. Check out the film featuring the sounds of Louisiana in The Princess and the Frog, the press release from SoundWorks Collection, and some of the other available features.

"The Princess and the Frog" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Soundworks Collection: Exclusive Video Profiles of the Sound World

Two years ago Bay Area Director Michael Coleman started producing exclusive sound for film video profiles for the MIX Magazine online audience. These exclusive and intimate videos focus on individuals and sound teams behind-the-scenes who bring to life some of the worlds most exciting film sound mixes.

With the success of this series, Coleman has launched a new online web destination SoundWorksCollection.com with an Oscar sound recognition focus. Every two weeks until Oscar night in March 2010, the Soundworks Collection website will release a new sound for film profile. You can follow the online series and watch such film profiles as "2012", "Where The Wild Things Are", "Terminator Salvation", "The Princess and the Frog", "Invictus", "Inglorious Basterds", "Watchmen", and "Star Trek".

Coleman adds, "With the help of the Soundworks Collection, I truly believe that the talents of the sound team, who prefer to fly under the radar, will have a chance to tell their story to a worldwide online audience. My goal for the video series is simple - to profile the greatest sound minds from around the world and highlight their contributions.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Sadly, I may have to wait until the middle of next week to see the movie and I know your post was more to do with sound than with film. But I just had to say, that I am very excited about this movie as it heralds the return of hand drawn animation by Disney. Keep moving forward, but remember and honor the past.