by Susana Alarcon

When mixing (not final) our project we realize that we needed to record a lot more than we thought. Suddenly, the lectures made total sense and we realize we had to create and modify (a lot) our own sounds in order to express what we wanted.

We want to recreate and translate our clip to certain emotions and feelings. Do we want to…

indicate changes in time/space?
continuity or emphasising transitions?
modify music tempo, pitch, style, filter?
the feeling implies harmony or dissonance? Which timbre/tone colors to use?

And then… everything has to be in synch!

Sound design, even our basic one, is not at all easy.