Short docu/music video showing the creation of a track using only a cello to make the sounds and then manipulating those sounds in Ableton Live. I quite obviously can't play the cello very well but as long as you can make noise with something, you can make a song from it!
This was a purely experimental track and video, we had no plans or outline of what we would do, we just went into the space, I made noise and Alan filmed it!
Music & Graphics by Adam R. McCausland / http://www.warpandwoof.co.uk / http://www.twitter.com/WarpandWoofAdam
Filmed and edited by Alan McCracken / http://www.amv-p.com
You can download the track for free on soundcloud here >> https://soundcloud.com/warp-and-woof/cello-chamber
Software, Apps & Gear used.
Ableton Live ~ https://www.ableton.com
TouchAble ~ http://www.touch-able.com
Konkreet Labs KP Performer ~ http://konkreetlabs.com
The Finger ~ http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/effects/the-finger/
Keith Macmillan SoftStep Foot Controller ~ http://www.keithmcmillen.com/softstep/overview
Huge thanks to Chris McClenaghan for the venue and Andrew Graham for the additional sound gear (and the lamp)
This the full trailer for the short horror 'Desecration' featuring my sound design work.
The entire track was created using recordings from a Cello which were then manipulated into drum sounds, textures and rhythms in Ableton Live.
As the film is entirely set in a forest I wanted to use real acoustic instrument sounds as a base for the all music rather than using synths and pre-recorded percussion samples.
I used a kick drum pedal on the cello body for the beginnings of the kick drum sound (a little trick I learned from Diego Stocco) A lot of the other noise was created using the bow and piano hammers (Diego again ;)) to tap on the cello body and strings to create the rhythms.
From there I used Ableton to pitch shift, eq, compress, distort and time-stretch elements to create the final score.
*Info about the Film from Scattered Images:*
The third film from The C Project http://scatteredimages.co.uk/the-c-project/ Supported by Digital Circle digitalcircle.org/
Directed by Alan McCracken & Marty Stalker.
CAST Chris Simpson, Tom Collins, Matt Faris, Belle McClenaghan, Stephen Foster, Campbell Millar, Jim Sheeran and Paul Livingstone
Filmed in Northern Ireland on the Canon 5D Mark II with Zeiss Compact Prime Lenses.
Blog article on the Production http://scatteredimages.co.uk/2012/01/16/short-film-shoot-desecration/
A Scattered Images Film Production scatteredimages.co.uk
You can find the production company on Facebook http://facebook.com/ScatteredImages
and Twitter http://twitter.com/ScatteredImages
You can find the Facebook page for the film here: http://facebook.com/Desecrationthemovie
Here's a new teaser I provided music for. We'll also be working on the main film creating score and sound design. Info below:
A darkly comic short horror film about how small town life can sometimes be Hell.
A trio of cash-strapped workmen, led by a conflicted father and son team undertake a job in a forbidding, isolated landscape.
Disturbed by mysterious recent events along this lonely stretch of road they are determined not to outstay their welcome...
As darkness closes in, a chain of events finds the trio stranded; all too aware that they are not alone. When they come under attack from a vicious and seemingly unstoppable enemy they are forced to use all their wits and resources to survive in a place where the landscape truly lives up to legend.
You can find us at http://facebook.com/boysfromcountyhell
Edit - Brian Philip Davis http://www.brianphilipdavis.com
Graphics - Laura Coulter http://www.lauracoulter.co.uk
Music by Adam R. McCausland @ Warp&Woof http://www.warpandwoof.co.uk