Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sounds of the "Hunger Games"

I must admit that I take for granted sounds in my day-to-day life.  The phone ringing, dogs barking, hum of the washing machine, the tapping of the keys on the laptop, and on and on the list could go of sounds of the mundane and ordinary.  What about the sounds that excites or inspire like a choir singing “Ave Maria,” a sonnet spoken by a lover or a baby laughing.  Sound rounds out the moments of each day. 
Filmmakers don’t just record sounds, they create soundscapes to enhance or increase tension to scenes.  The following link is an interview of the sound team discussing how they worked on making the sound on the movie the “Hunger Games.”  This is a must watch.  The video isn't available to download, so you have to go to the site.

Watching the interview gave me a new perspective on sound.  I’ll have to go back and read Suzanne Collins novel, “The Hunger Games” just to check for the sounds I can hear.

Here’s a treat, Taylor Swift singing "Safe and Sound" for the film.

Do you notice sounds in the books you’re reading?
Till next time,


Marsha A. Moore said...

I love the Civil Wars and their harmonies here are just amazing. Thanks for sharing this!

EW Gibson said...


With your new book out, which music artist do you imagine would best reflect your story?

Thanks for your comment.

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