Storytelling Sound & Music
Show: All, Sound Design, Music, Sonic Ident, PodcastPersonal, Field Recording
Storytelling Sound & Music
Show: All, Sound Design, Music,
Sonic IdentPodcastPersonal,

The Fantastic Tale of the Lewis Chessmen

Sound Design, Audio Post, Mix 
Immerse yourself in the fantastical tale of the Lewis Chessmen and discover the latest member of this famous band of brothers.
Found in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, the Lewis Chessmen have inspired new generations, from the classic British 1960s children’s animated television series, The Sagas of Noggin the Nog, to, most recently, Harry Potter, in the Warner Bros. production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Japanese Manga, in Hoshino Yukinobu’s Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure.

A Masterful Soundscape: Bringing History to Life

This episode of Masterworks takes viewers on a captivating journey through history, featuring epic scenes ranging from colossal chessboards to the harsh beauty of Icelandic weather and shipwrecks. The sound design plays a vital role in immersing the audience in each era and location.

A Soundscape Steeped in Detail:
  • Vivid Soundscapes: From the clatter of chess pieces and earth moving on a giant board to the chilling winds of Iceland and the crashing waves against shipwrecked hulls on the Scottish coast, the sound design recreates the unique sounds of each historical setting.
  • Enhancing the Narrative: Subtle layers of incidental music and ambience seamlessly complement the provided music, heightening the drama and emotional impact of the narrative. This is particularly evident in the film's opening sequence, where the soundscape sets the stage for a truly cinematic introduction.

Sound Design, Music & Audio Post by the coast, North Yorkshire ︎ ︎  ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎