The Scott Pilgrim sound effects featurette

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08.18.10 14 Comments

I don’t usually post featurettes (making-of segments) because they’re usually boring as hell, but if you fast-forward to about the 1:40 mark of this one, you can hear the Scott Pilgrim sound editors and mixers talk about creating the effects for the film.  Before that, it’s mostly your standard, asinine press-tour fluff. “Working with Edgar Wright is like joining the army.”  “It’s a film about how far you’re willing to go to win the heart of a girl you truly love.”

What?  That’s not what it’s about at all.  Why do the non-writer crewmembers always get asked that?  You don’t ask the screenwriter how the microphones work.  Anyway, it’s a fairly interesting video about one of the most well-edited, well-executed movies I’ve seen in a while.  Though I must point out there weren’t nearly enough (*SPROING*) sound effects.  You can never have too many of those, I always say.  In related news, the voices in Gary Busey’s head are created by recording the sound of a dead wildebeest being dragged across gravel, which is then processed and replayed through an old Peter Frampton talk-box while an old man plays the fiddle.  They help get him pumped up to shadowbox.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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