November 28, 2015

Breaking Down the Sound Design of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2'

The Hunger Games series has finally come to an end, and in this latest installment of Michael Coleman's terrific SoundWorks Collection videos, we get a great rundown of some key sequences and the overall vibe that the sound team was going for in post:

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we feature the sound and picture team behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 including Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Re-recording Mixer and Sound Designer Jeremy Peirson, Sound Re-recording Mixer Skip Lievsay and Film Editor Alan Bell.

There's always something to learn from these videos, and I think one of the best moments is the description of the sounds of the toxic oil. Though it seems waterlike, by using a combination of fire and mud sounds in addition to water, it takes on a far more sinister feeling. We're all familiar and sometimes even comforted by the sounds of water, so adding these little hints gives the toxic oil that much more of an edge.

For more terrific videos, check out Coleman's channel here, or head on over to the website.      

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Great sound design! Shame about the film.

November 28, 2015 at 5:41AM

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Henry Barnill
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Speaking of audio anyone know what site this music track DJI used is from? I've heard it on a corporate video for a tool company on Vimeo also so I'm guessing its for sale somewhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jJn7uvqgc0

November 28, 2015 at 5:52AM

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Oh to be spuds deep in her

November 29, 2015 at 2:58PM

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