Craftmanship, design, form and function; the challenge in this brief was to mirror Rock & Bone’s philosophy and principals in the soundtrack. Their furniture is designed with the natural complexity of wood in mind - and is constructed in stages by several different craftsmen - so we set ourselves the task of using only acoustic sounds to create a track that builds slowly, bit by bit, towards a climax.
We felt it essential that James and Josh went with the camera crew to record the sound, firstly in the forest where the tree was felled, and then at the workshop. This recorded sound formed the basis of the sound design and the driving beat behind it.
A brief of two halves. With a voice-over from the legendary Billy Connolly in the first half of the video, the music needed to serve the words. Led by a slow, nostalgic melody on the fiddle- played and recorded by us in the studio - the music reflects the club’s celtic roots, and honours this historic milestone. The melody develops more audibly through the second half of the video until its culmination in the last scene - a reproduction of the original team photograph from 125 years ago.
Live violin and acoustic guitar was recorded in the studio on Pro Tools, with synthesis on Reason 6.
Three of Rugby League's topflight - Hall, Sinfield & Hock - exhibit the kit England they wore as they rose to face the rest of the world at the 2013 World Cup. We wanted to create a soundtrack with the relentless energy, grit, and drive that the players demonstrate on and off the pitch, both physically and mentally. Some close sound design twinned with a hefty beat and burly synths form the heart of the underscore.