Halloween Ed 2019

Client:
The Glenrothes   
Role:
Sound Design, Music, Audio Post, Mix 
 
 
Telling the real story of Halloween from its Scottish origins. The Halloween film was created for 12 and 13 year matured Glenrothes whiskies, with slightly different edits. A third film was created with access only via an NFC (Near field communication) chip on the 13-year bottle. Owners of this bottle can be taken to a URL link on their phones to view the exclusive content.  

Production:
The Production Booth

Creative Direction: 
Anna Lisa Stone
Reeve Rixon

The brief was open for all 3 films with regards to the audio direction. Naturally, with the theme of Halloween the mood focused on dark, broody music and sound design. This supports the narrative of the real Halloween story by guiding the listener through each section of the film. Supplying the necessary emotional cues and moods supporting the haunting and often macabre visuals, whilst leaving enough space for the sound design to provide shocks, scares and tension.

To keep the pace up in slower sections, the production team wanted to find a way to sustain and build energy and tension. The increasing heartbeat style thud seemed the best approach, integrating with a similar subtle pulsing which is heard every time the Glenrothes bottle is shown. This bottle sound is mainly made from a sonogram recording of a heartbeat, implying owners of the bottle can embody the powerful spirit of the Glenrothes

Working with such a great voice-over talent was a pleasure, as was 
working with such a passionate team who helped to keep the audio developing as the films progressed into the final edits.

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