Swedish Forest Textures – new field recording album

Today I am very happy to share with everyone some beautiful soundscapes from the Swedish Forest. These recordings were originally done in April of 2018 for the film Ghabe which, along with months of dedication to the sound design, ended up awarding us with the European Cinematography Awards of Best Sound. The album is available […]

3 Film Directors That Place Importance on Sound

What follows is an article I wrote for the SFX website SoundSnap. I discuss some examples of films of Terrence Malick, Gus Van Sant and Hayao Miyazaki (whose sound design’s film The Wind Rises has been dissected on previous articles) and mention very interesting interviews with their sound designers. These director have gotten my attention […]

The Wind Rises – Sound Design Analysis III – challenging and supporting the notions of vococentrism

For the purpose of this review, principles and notions from Chion are going to be referenced and hopefully challenged at times. Chion’s notion of the central role of voice in cinema as a means of the conveyance of psychological and emotional information that is expressed trough its spacial, material and sensory inputs – vococentrism. In his book […]

The Wind Rises sound design analysis II – elements of nature / the earthquake

The earthquake In September 1923, Tokyo became a hell on earth. In less than three days, a magnitude approximate 7.9 earthquake and subsequent conflagrations reduced nearly half of Japan’s capital to a blackened, rubble-filled, corpse-strewn wasteland of desolation. The human tragedy of over 120,000 killed and 2 million left homeless was matched in severity by […]

How I came to record bits of the Atlantic Forest

The Atlantic Forest domain stretches from the northeastern to the southern regions of Brazil and northern Argentina and southeastern Paraguay. In the northeastern part of Brazil it occupies a thin coastal strip not exceeding 40 miles in width, while in the south it extends from the coast to as far as 200 miles inland. It  harbors around 2,200 species […]

II. The History of Sound in the Cinema: Magnetic:The Turning Point?

Georges Sadoul, on his book Histoire du Cinéma Mondial, des Origines à nos Jours, published in 1949, commented on the revolution that had been taking ground, concerning sound: The flexibility of the magnetic process has allowed to build soundtracks in which the assembly of noise assumes a role as important as the words and music. I assume I have a good translated version of this book, […]