Last week in class we talked about the importance of sound effects as opposed to using an already generated piece of music as the audio for an animation. Mark Fuller and Stephen Ong’s animation “Burnard” with sound by Drew Simmons exemplifies this use of sound effects, especially in being able to represent distinct emotions. One scene that stood out to me is near the first minute when the audio file was slowed down and made deeper, which draws the viewer in to the fire hydrant’s perspective and goes hand in hand with the animation zooming in on the character’s eyes. I also think the piece does an great job of showing how different sounds can come together in the context of an animation, in a way using the visuals as a means to unify different audio files.

Watch the whole animation here: https://vimeo.com/321704578

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