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Evaluation ASU4


Description of the sounds

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]

analysis of the video-sound

I have used Logic as part of my music development. I recorded various sounds with the help of a piano keyboard. I used some of the Logic tools to edit the sounds (Automation, Compressor).

This article in The Telegraph newspaper votes Psycho’s shower music as the scariest movie theme tune. It’s most famous scene in all of cinema. Khairy (2010, p. 1) states that ‘by exposing the audience to forty-five seconds of nonstop violence without actually showing any, Hitchcock leaves it up to our imagination. We never actually see the knife enter the woman’s flesh, but we’re convince we do through the sight of stabbing (hand motion), sound effects, the musical score (horrible animalistic screeching), and of course the careful editing’.

The Telegraph., 2009. Psycho shower music voted scariest movie theme tune. The Telegraph, [online] 28 October. Available at: <> [Accessed 4 June 2012]

khairy, Wael., 2010. Hitchock’s Sympony: Psycho A shot by Shot Commentary. The Cinephil Fix [blog] 17 June. Available at: <>[Accessed 19 June 2012]