The art and craft of creating a short film for the big screen or the small one is for the most part a collaborative process. There are some people that create great works on their own, but in most cases it involves a crew that brings it all together. In the animated short film “Silent” for Dolby Laboratories, I guarantee there was an fairly extensive crew of animators, storyboard artists, screenwriters, 3D modelers, riggers, lighting, and most importantly for Dolby sound designers.
Dolby leveraged Oscar® nominated sound designer Steve Boeddeker to create the sound design for this piece. It is after all titled “Silent”, and it is showcasing Dolby Laboratories newest cinema technology, Dolby Atmos. If you have headphones, or a surround sound system hooked up to what ever you watch this on use it. The sound is fantastic. Turn down the lights, turn up the volume, and allow this animated short to envelop you.
When a film comes together, many times things are missed, or parts don’t add up to complete the whole. In the case of the short film “Alaska Nutrient Stream” everything adds up. The photography, sound editing, post production, film editing, all combined with the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness and the power of nature. Major hat tip to film maker Paul Klaver and his short film.
Shot over a 3 week period on his Canon 5D and a GoPro, the results are pretty stunning. Klaver has a fantastic eye for framing shots and editing in a way that completes the story.
A little over a year ago I posted a short little video from Evan Seitz titled “ABCinema” At the time I said I was jealous of the quality of his work, and I’m here to say it again. Below are the other short animations from the series. These are fantastic. Superb motion design, animation, sound design, editing, illustration, and layout. I could watch these all day. Great work. Really great work.