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A smashing time

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Filmmaking involves doing some odd things at times. To be honest, smashing pots and plates in the courtyard doesn’t rank that high on the what-the-hell-am-I-doing scale. But still… In putting the final touches to The Garden, we needed three things: the sound of a plant pot smashing; a one-word bit of dialogue; and an ethereal laugh. And so it was that… Read more »

10 invaluable tools for independent, low-budget film-makers

So, you’ve got a camera, a mic and a sound recorder. Hmm, what else do you need to make a movie? The answer, of course, is ‘lots of stuff’. The buying never ends. Even short films require a surprisingly large amount of equipment. But every now and then you look at something you’ve bought – often something inexpensive – and think,… Read more »

The sound of silence

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We’re currently working on the sound for Cigarette, the short film we shot back in March. In many ways this is the most challenging production to date from a sound perspective – not because of dialogue (there isn’t any) nor because of the complexity of the sound – but because of the lack of it. The entire action, which takes place… Read more »

Screaming our heads off…

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We always knew it would come to this … Clare screaming her lungs out, and all in the name of art. No Evil will feature two sound montages – effectively audio flashbacks for the character of Luke. They’re essential to portraying his state of mind. And they feature two characters – Luke’s parents – otherwise only referred to in dialogue…. Read more »