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CORPORATE

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Sparkhouse

Medical Animation

GXnext

Bim Bam Bumper

Hypnotist Showreel

Mindwasp

Linnycakes

Enke Films

FILM : SOUND DESIGN

Personal Space

Foley / SFX Reel

Clean Cut

Tuesday

Solitude

Out in the Cold

New Girl

FILM : MUSIC

Into the Void

Web Series: Theater People

In Shadows

The Caper

Assassins Tale

McFowl!

Johnny Depp Is Not Dead

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Crash + Sues

Other Fish

Make Your Mark

Holy Moly

Flush Studios

Infestation

Whirl

Mirrorrim

McFowl!

GAMES / APPS / VR

Mage Rage

Delivery Truck Empire

Honey VR: Sunken Forest

Tree Fort Defense

Adventurescape

SCP-899

Dome of Chrome

MIKE HALLENBECK

MINDWASP: MUSIC + SOUND DESIGN FOR BRANDING BUMPER

Branding bumper for the Minneapolis media collective Mindwasp, a group known for its award winning short film productions. Animation by Allison Howle.

The brief was to portray a hive-mind sensibility, brought to life by synapse-like energy pulses. The desire was for an ambient sound that filled the space in warm and rich way, a futuristic sensibility but not overly sci fi-- strange and quirky, but not too spooky.

I responded with a humming and thrumming backdrop, plus sizzling and flanging electrical static to mirror the energy pulses. A brief and simple melody stayed safely in a friendly, chiming major to keep things from getting overly scary. I wanted to retain a bit of sharpness to evoke both wasps and electricity, but the soundscape kept getting too jagged so I found myself continually going back to smooth the edges off. I thought it should have a balance between pretty and noisy, like a My Bloody Valentine track.

More work for branding

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