Saturday, July 28, 2007

Comcast video - SOUND FX VERSION IS UP


CLICK HERE FOR A SOUND TEASER

We kept the sound effects sparse because the cartoon is cut so tight. There isn't much space left over for sound effects, but we added a bit of fun.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NEW SOUND FX VERSION!

15 comments:

Emmett said...

Great sound effects. How are they determined? Do you start from scratch or is there a library?

Sounds are definatally important to animation. And as far as I know, they can add to the humor as well.

JohnK said...

Hi Emmett

we used sound effects from our library.

Sometimes we record new ones, but most of them are from old libraries - Hanna Barbera, The 3 Stooges, Warner Bros. etc.

You're right, sound is extremely important when used carefully.

John said...

I really Like the new sound effects but I really dont Like the voice acting it just seems off for some reason.

chrisallison said...

I think sound is 1/2 your cartoon. The little sound additions that you made helped the cartoon play out a lot smoother for me and made me laugh where I didn't without the sounds.

Is there a way for us lay people to buy said sound libraries?

Kyle said...

most of the effects you added are fine, but some detract from it imo.
like the mischievous grin and glance shot of that black kid. I think it was more effective when it was silent. others such as the ketchup seem too loud to me.

Roberto said...

Not only does your commercial now have sound effects, but the Comcast Triple Play sign at the end is different. The colors and fonts are different in contrast to the original.

Mitch said...

I like the new sounds :) I think they are very funny.

Ryan G. said...

You should do a post on Sound as it relates to animation John. Id love to know the process on how you integrated music into your work. Do you time out the animation to the score or vice versa. Especially on R&S, were all those scores made for the show or did you buy them? Our school has MSoft, a royalty free music and sound effects library that I use from time to time, but it isnt very extensive. Flash Kit is pretty weak too. Id love to hear more about your process!

lastangelman said...

Wow, those effects made a real difference - the cartoon ad is more fun. Adds that much more shading. Will you add music next?

Ryan Martin said...

i was wondering the same thing as lastangelman - the advert is awesome with sfx, but it does still seem a bit silent without music.

mike said...

I like the lines on those characters - not all black. Colours are also pretty awesome. Wanna watch the whole commercial but my Internet connection keeps on bombing. Very cool.

trevor said...

i've often wondered that about your sound effects and music library, john. chris allison said it first, and i will reinforce: where can persons lay purchase those famous spumco soundtracks and SFX?

David said...

Sound effects CDs are available from Amazon, people.
The key to a funny sound effect seems to be perfect synch coupled with a certain inaccuracy in the nature of the sound: it can be subtle, as in Jaqcues Tati films, or broad, as in Hanna Barbera, who have maybe the cartooniest sounds of all: practically all musical. The sound used doesn't even need to sound remotely like reality as long as the synch is perfect.

Okapi Figment William said...

Hey I liked it.

dandeco said...

I love the old Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera sound effects! In fact, I love them so much, I even have CDs of them, including the professional $500 CD sets from Sound Ideas, which I'm betting you used here. I often use these SFX in some of my productions, and in the future when some of my friends and I open our own cartoon studio we will use the effects there.