July 29, 2015 at 11:58AM

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Scaring audience moments create?

You know how in scary movies you have that sudden unexpected scary moment? I want to recreate that in my short film.

Alot of it of course is sound, but in my movie it actually is not a scary moment, but I am starting my film that way. We hear a plate breaking and a housewife headshot breaking the 4th wall saying "Oh no!" So wanting to start the movie with a shocking moment. Looking for suggestions on making this work?

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You're correct, it's all in the sound editing. Have the audio drop down low and follow it with a sharp, high decibel noise to startle people right on your picture cut. Works every time! In your editing timeline you'll be able to see it on the waveform.

April 19, 2016 at 12:15AM

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