Bridge is a micro-film by Strangeloop + Taylor Shechet.
My friend Gavin Gamboa, a long time member of Teaching Machine, contributed to the musical score of the film, and also designed and built an intricate net narrative: ANAMNESIA.NET/work. I provided musical atmospheres for the net narrative. I loved working with Teaching Machine on this project and I’m excited about the work we’ll do together in the future. The ANAMNESIA Soundtrack features 6 original score pieces and 9 atmospheric pieces, and is available now on the Teaching Machine Bandcamp.
I wanted a practice futuristic sound design project, so I cut a clip from the Azureus Rising Proof of Concept video by Black Sun Entertainment, and created original sound effects and score to their video clip.
For more information about Azureus Rising and to see/hear the original video:
I just stumbled on this video demo of a mobile game that I did sound and music for way back in 2009! Fun.
I’m kind of obsessed with Heads Up Displays, “tactical readouts” and other GUI pr0n. I can’t wait to see the new designs that will happen in this field as wearable mobile devices, augmented reality, and virtual reality become part of every day life. The HUD displays designed for entertainment are flashy, but the challenge of functional real life HUD design is intriguing. Videogame HUD design seems like a particularly challenging blend since it requires functionality and panache.
I made a tumblr to document images and video pertaining to HUD, GUI, Augmented Reality, and VR interface design.
The electric guitar, once a symbol of rebellion and creativity, is in danger of becoming little more than a trophy to be hung on the walls of sedentary people with too much disposable income. Progressive underground subcultures are primarily focused on electronic music. The economic availability of powerful computers, the cultural glorification of the DJ, and the practicality and possibilities offered by digital production and sound synthesis leave guitar players feeling like a relic from another time. Why buy a guitar when you can do everything on a laptop, or even on your phone?
I am very excited to be currently working on sound design for the net narrative accompanying “ANAMNESIA: A Loss of Forgetfullness”, a short science fiction film by David Wexler aka Strangeloop, Gavin Gamboa, and a cadre of other talented individuals. Premiering April 6th.
A little glimpse into the production by The Creators Project:
“Only “Last Night’s Lights” did not change much from its original version, although the original verses had a different rhythm. For this track, we needed some very significant atmospheric sounds, so we asked our our friend, sound designer Taylor Shechet to create a sound bed for us that sounded like “the empty space where a massive robot has stepped.” We used Taylor’s sound sculpture all over the track, but you can hear it most in the break at the middle of the song. To match the atmosphere of the music, we added a preverb effect on both our vocals at some parts.”
Check out the complete article on the Ming & Ping website.