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, […]