This film extract is a piece of work I have created for my first year Creative Music Technology degree, as a practice piece to improve my composition, sound design and sound editing skills, as well a way for me to explore the deeper lying emotional content in film and how to express that through sound.
I chose this extract from the fantastic 2001: A Space Odyssey because it is a film well known for using soundscapes, musical compositions and sound design as a conduit for the majority of emotional content throughout the film.
This piece represents my love for creating soundscapes, from simplistic ideas that form in my head and my desire to make them enormous, both spatially and dynamically, in order to envelop the listener into an environment where the visuals act as compliments to what is being heard. I would say this piece was an exploration of space in a sonic sense, with an emphasis put on scale and stereo spread. I found this an interesting angle to take because it acts as a contract to the vacuum of space; as if the space of the alternate dimension Dr David Bowman is full of sound as opposed to entirely devoid of it.
The mix was created mainly using the Logic Pro 9 DAW, using a lot of its software instruments (albeit in many cases modified extensively), as well as the time stretch algorithm program PaulStretch for some of the soundscapes, various sound effects and Foley recordings that I have recorded myself. The mastering work was also done in Logic using its various dynamic, spatial and spectral processing plug-ins. I decided to use Logic Pro because it is a program I love using for audio-visual pieces.
Disclaimer: I do not own the copyrights to the original video clip. All ownership rights belong to its respective owners and studios. I do not intend to profit from this video, it is simply a project piece designed for personal exploration and experimentation. I also did not intend in any respect to create something superior to the original; being one of my favourite films of all time, I wouldn't want to be so disrespectful! I would be extremely honoured to produce something that was paid even 1/100th the respect of the original. All intellectual property in this video that is not my own is the property of its respected owner. This video should not be confused with the original film, copies of which can be found at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_4?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=2001%20a%20space%20odyssey&sprefix=2001%2Caps%2C298
Just to say, where it says "Buy Maybe it's you on Google Play", I have never head that piece of music before and it certainly isn't in this video. I composed everything in this video myself
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