Detritus 358


▶ listen to the golden record sent off on Voyager via


▶ fascinating insight into next generation UAV technology for screen industry via the finalists of this NZ tech competition – intriguing that one of the categories is to minimise rotor noise… it would be interesting to augment the sound aspect of UAVs – there must be a way to combine that freaky effect of speaking through a fan, with quadcopter rotors!


▶ beautifully designed foley impact fetish kit?


▶ more beats in your browser, this time X0X style


▶ Ryoji Ikeda. micro | macro


▶ the worlds most wanted music? Iceland & Islanders


▶ interesting Max for LIVE idea: an overlay for video, so you can map panning to follow onscreen objects… Imagine in the future, adding facial recognition & auto pan foley to follow where an actor is onscreen!


▶ about Ralph & those incredible images of Pluto


▶ great embroidered zoetropes by Elliot Schultz via Colossal


▶ Dedicated to the analysis of film form, EVERY FRAME A PAINTING create video essays which you can support/encourage at Patreon eg analysing movement in Kurosawas films


▶ great article about Skip Leivsay

All this requires a very particular – and somewhat strange – set of talents and fascinations. You need the ability not only to hear with an almost superhuman acuity but also the technical proficiency and Job-like patience to spend hours getting the sound of a kettle’s hiss exactly the right length as well as the right pitch – and not only the right pitch but the right pitch considering that the camera pans during the shot, which means that the viewer’s ear will subconsciously anticipate hearing a maddeningly subtle (but critical) Doppler effect, which means that the tone the kettle makes as it boils needs to shift downward at precisely the interval that a real kettle’s hiss would if you happened to walk by at that speed.


‘There is No Formula’ #cinematography
thanks Chris & Leon



▶ exploring some of science fiction films most iconic sound effects


Chris Watson responds to Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s painting ‘Lake Keitele’
(thanks Callum)

3 Responses to Detritus 358

  1. Jon Clark says:

    The Popular Science article about the sound of King Kong just goes to show how much we all owe to those early creative minds.

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