PLEASE use CAUTION when listening to this TWISTED DREAM, It WILL CREEP YOU OUT
For my sound project, I decided to create my version of a nightmare. The process of creating this mashup was really fun. This idea came from an audio bank project on the DS106 website. I used different audio clips from freesound.org that gave off a “creepy,” “horror” feel. Me personally, I’m a HUGE fan of horror movies. “Insidious” and “A Haunting in Connecticut” are a few of my favorite movies to watch.
The sound clips I used were on FreeSound.org. I setup an account and took some time to google keywords such as “Screams,” Laughter” and “Walking.” The whole dream is a story from beginning to end. In the beginning you can hear the person playing and walking through a field as the nursery rhyme dies out. Embedded throughout the track I sped up the heartbeat and pattern of breathing through Audacity. I also used sounds that were played backwards in order to create a creepy effect. At the end of the nightmare I added a slice clip to show that the listener has reached the point of no return.. Mwuahahahahahahaaa!! (evil laugh)
My goal of this project was to scare the hell out of you guys. This definitely creeped me out when I first heard it playback all together. Although this project isn’t a movie, I wanted listeners to actually feel like they were apart of the nightmare. Sounds often trigger fears. In this article by The New York Times it describes how sounds trigger emotions and may cause people to have frequent outbursts of rage or sadness.
I used Pro Tools to combine my clips to create my project. I’ve never used Pro Tools before so it was really interesting putting together this masterpiece. I don’t think I’m a pro at Pro Tools (wink, wink) but I would probably use it again. I’m more of a fan of Audacity as compared to Pro Tools because Audacity is much more simple. Their aren’t a lot of buttons and knobs to control audio. Overall I had a great time making this “NightMare” and I hope you guys also find it very creepy. PLEASE SHARE!