CLIENT: dyrdee Media, Berlin
COMPOSER: Frank Granholm
SOUND DESIGN & MIX: Thorsten Klasen
There were two major challenges for coming up with the right sound design for this animation: on one hand the sound should create a sense of awareness for an upcoming sports event while on the other hand it should provoke a feeling of immersion, action and excitement.
As far as the sound effects layer is concerned, the beams of bright neon-light that ignite the dark set the stage which is reminiscent of a club scenery.
The handball, with its glowing blue and purple aura even looks like a mirror ball. All the letters look shiny and glossy as well.
So the sound had to resemble light beams and energy without sounding too technical and metallic like the usual Sci-Fi sound you can imagine. I used Xfer’s Serum Wavetable Synthesizer to create the sound for the beams in the beginning and automated a lot of parameters to create the sense of spinning and movement towards the middle of the of room where they form a sphere. Lastly, I created some swooshes and swipes for the orbiting beams until the “ignite” the ball which is resembled by a bang before the music starts.