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Kinect Star Wars

Just a quick update that I’ve been working on some of the cinematic audio for Kinect Star Wars.  This will be released on 04/03/2012, I’ll post some examples of my work once it’s out.  It was a real treat to be working with some of the most iconic and powerful sounds ever created, and helping to contribute with my own…

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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – Saenathra Intro

Here is a cutscene work print with a full sound design and mix treatment.  This is a stereo fold down of a 5.0 mix. When the players enter this clearing they are supposed to feel like they have reached an oasis amidst the gloom and terror of Mirkwood. Starting off with an open and airy forest ambience helped serve to…

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Classic Remake

This is one of only two cutscenes from ED:R that is a remake of scenes from the original Evil Dead II movie. Since I’m a big fan of the movies, I really wanted to do this scene justice. I tried to ride the edge of campy and creepy, much as Raimi and Campbell did. Each of the possessed items had…

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Legacy of Kain: Defiance Cut Scene

Here’s another cutscene work print with a full sound design and mix treatment. There is a magical “temporal” explosion happening in the background while the foreground is primarily dialog and a few SFX. 5.1 mix encoded into Dolby PLII. The vocal treatment for the possessed Yanus was a variation of the pre-verb technique; reversing the content, running the reversed content…

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Midway Logo

This is my mix of the Midway logo movie. I was asked to create an alternate ending for the HD version of the logo. While I was doing that, I was so annoyed by the over-used distorted swooshes that seem to be used for every game publisher logo I decided to remix the whole thing. I wanted to use a…

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Sam and Ash

This is a more subtle mix and sound design example. The graveyard night ambiance is a composite of some field recordings that I did in Eastern Washington. One of the layers is significantly pitched down and the frogs take on a nightmare cow kinda feel.  The music is typical of my eerie mood compositions, with the obligatory church bell to…

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Legacy of Kain: Defiance Cut Scene

This is one of the cutscenes I did for Crystal Dynamics on contract. I did all of these scenes using Sony Vegas so I could transfer them back to the developer and they could render out the scenes for each localized language by replacing the dialog track. This also allowed me to work to rough renders while animators could continue…

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Cranky Pants Logo

This is the Evil Dead themed logo movie I did for Cranky Pants Games. I wanted to reinforce the slapstick nature of the scene so I ‘Mickey Moused’ the music to act as the main sound design element. Classic piano scale run up to the impact, and then a vari-pitched synthetic gong patch to mimic the dizzy hand crawling into…

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Wacky Midget Possesion Music

This is an excerpt from an original composition that I did for a gameplay mode where the player posses a midget Deadite. Go figure. I was given “Stand Together ” by the Beastie Boys as inspiration (or rip-off). The original song has a comedic sax loop that sounds more like a clucking chicken, but then it gets more funky and…

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More Ambient Spookiness

This is some typical creepy texture undertone composition that I did for Evil Dead: Regeneration. I wrote about ten pieces for various levels, all very moody and dark. Classic horror movie instrumentation: tremolo strings, ominous kettle drum, flanged background texture, and a little bowed glass patch instead of the traditional waterphone. Composition, 5.1 mix encoded into Dolby PLII [Audio clip:…