• Sound Design
  • Mix

This film by director Dan Lowe studies the journey of Portland Stone from the cathedral sized mine to the delicate and precision polishing of a finished block. The film was shown at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in NYC.

As sound designers, it’s always exciting to be given the chance to be creative and run with our instincts. For this project, no audio recorded on location was used, and everything you hear in this film was created in post.

The simple brief said that the sound design should be abstract, so we heavily processed all of the audio using massive cavernous reverbs and warped delays layered on top of custom drones, while the exterior section is accompanied by stretched and twisted metallic recordings. With no music in the mix, we were able to use the sound design in places to create tonal, almost musical, sounds. The result is a surreal and atmospheric journey through the life of the stone.

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