Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Behold: Totally Awesome Sound EFX

Surely you've seen at least one Police Academy movie. If so, then no doubt you remember Cadet Larvell Jones (Michael Winslow). This was the dude that made the really cool sound efx. He could mimic any sound with his mouth/voice/etc. And because of him, I was inspired to develop this skill.

Yes, for the first time ever, I will demonstrate what has taken me years of practice to learn. You may think it's easy to make the sound of a door creaking open but to do it so that the public can not tell the difference between the real thing and the sound effect is a highly sought after skill that only a few are fortunate enough to master.

I am one of those few. It has taken me since childhood to perfect some of these effects. I hope you will appreciate the supreme skill involved in producing these sounds.

I think you will be amazed. Enjoy.

(Ed. note: You may need to turn your volume way up to hear worth anything. Or way down.)

I'll start with a simple one. A train.

Wow

Next is a ketchup bottle.

Golly gee

Oh man, you know you hate the squeaky chalk.

Everyone's favorite: the tugboat foghorn.

Simply stunning

Let's not forget the magnificent horse.

Amazing

The spine-tingling roar of a concert crowd.

Ground shaking

Here's a string of supertastic sounds:

Big rig slamming on brakes

A trumpeting elephant

The air slowly let out of a balloon

Ho-ly crap

How about a bear?

Scrumtrulescent

At this point, I know you're saying There's no way anybody could make sounds that realistic and amazing. I know, I understand your incredulousness but check it out, I have proof . The last one is a video of me doing some bird calls. 2.7MB, Quicktime format.

Close your eyes and it's like you're sitting in the woods surrounded by our singing winged friends, eh? I hope you heard your favorite bird in that medley.

Well there you have it. I'm looking into getting some work doing voice sound efx. I've got a call in with Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Companion. They could totally use my skills over there.

8 Comments:

At 7/14/2005 8:52 AM, Anonymous Trubble_Maker@SCT said...

Ok...PLEASE SEND WHATEVER YOU'RE SMOKING!!!!! I have never laughed so hard in my life. Ricky Skaggs!?!?!? That was great!

 
At 7/14/2005 9:21 AM, Blogger kristin said...

I beleive that dude was on spaceballs, too.

 
At 7/14/2005 9:37 AM, Blogger kristin said...

That WAS the funniest thing ever.

 
At 7/14/2005 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's comedy gold, Kary!

 
At 7/14/2005 5:19 PM, Anonymous das kyza said...

the realism is uncanny! i'm incredulescent with scrumtrulousness!!

 
At 11/16/2005 3:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Think we've discovered a new specis of Horse & Bear. Oh yea, I think the Elephant has a cold. This too funny. My side still hurts from laughing.

 
At 10/14/2007 1:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ridiculous!! u hav wasted ur life practicing cos me n my brothers can do better on the spot. ur chalk board effort was quite humourous because it was soo BAD!

 
At 10/15/2007 1:30 PM, Blogger karyrogers said...

Oh really? I have no doubt I could out sound-efx you and your bro any day of the week. I mean, did you see the bird call video?

Yeah, keep walking.

 

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