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Chimes instantly come to mind


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Different kinds of chimes, glass, clay, aluminium Dust or scattering confetti layers Clockwork/windup mechanisms/toys Sparklers, fizzles Poofs, darker poofs, not comical cartoon ones Puffs, like powder puff A musical element, like harp, glock, belltree, tubular bells.. bowed glass works too, as you mentioned, depends on how scary you want to go ;)


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Conant, you chose one of my favorites fighting scenes! With this type of intricacy, only a few come to mind. I like when they highlight the foley by removing or making music a secondary factor, this really brings the gruesome and raw nature of fighting. It allows us to create rhythm outside of bpm! Here's one of my favorites... [youtube]GXLfTv42T8A[/youtube]...


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This is a really old question now but I thought I would add to the list. Rene Coronado (Dallas), Dustin Camilleri (Chicago) and myself (Toronto) have just released a new podcast that is all about sound design and audio post. Its called Tonebenders. If you want to take a listen to the first episode you can go to www.tonebenders.net and download it or grab ...


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I really like the Saving Private Ryan scene where the German and American run out of ammo near the end of the movie and it's down to fists and eventually a knife. Very unnerving scene with foley. I also like the new Bond fist fights. But the one that I always loved was the fist fight between Indiana Jones and the super-huge bald German guy in front of the ...


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Guitar and all fretted instruments for 40+ years and keyboard noodling. Always have at least 3 or 4 string instruments in my edit suite for unwinding and decompressing. Love to play with a couple of my sound buddies Dino DiMuro and Alan Rankin. It's funny you ask because years ago I noticed that most of the people I work with are frustrated musicians. ...


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I started as a trombonist and moved through all of the low brass instruments before picking up a bass guitar and eventually a sound effects library! If you are noticing a pattern, I love the timbre of instruments in the bass clef!! As to how it relates to Sound Design, it is all about what that experience does to your ability to perceive (and control) ...


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Super cliche belltree. And reversed cymbal.


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+1 for chimes. Other thing that comes to mind are the kinda flash pop things like an old style camera flash burst. The powder igniting for the flashes or whatever it was they used! Maybe used at the end of a magic trick when something disappears...Kazzam!!! "pop"


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I have used eno in a thin metal bowl and rotated the water as the bubbles reverberated off the sides. Very cool sound.


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The scene in The Matrix where Neo and Morpheus spar comes to mind


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My oh my, pretty tough f*cking audience. Having worked on all the "Bourne" movies I can tell you that the bulk of this fight was cut FX and not foley. Done by my friend the brilliant Dino DiMuro. The goal was no "Van Damme", no "John Wayne", no "John Woo"... it was realism. I'm going to defend those whooshes and swishes. They add speed, danger and a feeling ...


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Any of the basement fights in Fight Club are pretty great! The sounds as Edward Norton's character is beating Jared Leto's face into the pavement.. I get squeamish just thinking about that scene.


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Maybe I'm a sucker for the more realistic stuff, but I thought the first sequence in The Bourne Identity and the rather (in)famous naked knife fight from Eastern Promises really split the difference between semi-realistic choreography and an aural balance of realistic vs. cinematic. On the less realistic side, for me, very little beats Raging Bull and Fight ...


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Heavenly choir / voices and any sort of bells.


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Delicate glass tinkle.


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Musically, I'd say harp...


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Whispy brass instrument


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A harp arpeggio, and wind.


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