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This video has really good sound effects!

This time experimentation and risk is the only thing to make my animation look and work better. I watched online tutorials for making special effects in After Effects. These  got my attention  ‘Growing vine animation and camera pan and zoom with null object’. The purpose of the effect is to ‘grow’ or appear a design of your choice moving along with a camera using a null object.

Dudeinadrama, 2009. Growing Vine Animation Pt2 After Effects: After Effects Tutorial. Available at: <; [Accessed 01 July 2012]
Dudeinadrama, 2009. Growing Vine Animation Pt3 After Effects: After Effects Tutorial. Available at: < > [Accessed 01 July 2012]
Dudeinadrama, 2009. Camer pan and zoom with Null object: After Effects Tutorial. Available at: <; [Accessed 01 July 2012]

Surreal Animation

Posted: August 8, 2012 in Links, Masters Project

A masters project done at Teesside University. In this project surreal methods have been used to juxtapose the multiple 3d elements. It has a short melody on the background and sound effects on the foreground.  I like the ending when the animator builds tension in it. It has very good sound effects going on with the cogs and all the other machinery.

vlinevfx, 2009. Surreal Animation Available at: <> [Accessed 01 August 2012]

An animation for computer science presenting a steampunk robot in a factory. I really like the sound design and all the sound effects.

bnrayner, 2010. Steamduck Productions Animated Short. Available at: <> [Accessed 31 July 2012]

This video has more than one still image. Some pictures are from the Aokigahara forest. The forest is a popular place for suicides, reportedly the world’s second most popular suicide location. The music might be calm but it has a hint of suspence, it’s amazing, ambient and haunting. It makes it scary because you know that the forest is haunted. The soundtrack is a continuously and repeatedly beat.


Danomite8, 2011. Scariest Music Ever Heard. The Living Hills – Aalborg Ambient Soundtrack Vol.1. Available at:<> [Accessed 16 July 2012]

This is a 3D Sound Illusion called “Holophonic. It has one still image and has a scary music with vocals. You can hear birds, the wind, voices (baby crying), drums and animals.


RedStormProduction, 2008. Haunted Forest. Available at: <>[Accessed 16 June 2012]


The video contains animations of the MTV logo. Most of the videos are stop motion combining 2D animation and live action. The colours are very bright and graphic. Also, the animations are entertaining, playful and musical.



Transmitterati.2009. MTV Animation Compilation.  Available at: <> [Accessed 9 June 2012]


I like the way the artist evokes tension within the soundtrack in a relation with the visual work. Some of the images are old and greyscale. The video has a continuously beat  and never changes its rhythm.


Mastakillah 1994, 2008. Tension Music. Available at: <> [Accessed 09 May 2012]


This video supports the word suspence really good. It’s a black screen with sunspenful music. It is slowly building tension by adding power with brass hits.


ReisendeEuropa, 2008. Suspense. Available at: <> [Accessed 09 May 2012]

This video passes strong emotions to the viewer.