Audio1:End of the Reign of Man

http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/18244709

OK – this was a fun project

Sound Effects Story – Author: Jim Groom – Description: Tell a story using nothing but sound effects. There can be no verbal communication, only sound effects. Use at least five different sounds that you find online. The story can be no longer than 90 seconds.

So the process was this – went to Freesound.org and saw a clip for “morning in the Forest” and I loved that image, so I started there and then thought, well, what kind of story could go on from there? I heard Gregorian chant.. so I thought, OK, we’re in a monastery… peaceful beginning to the day… tolling bell, calling monks to prayer..a thunderstorm arrives – thunder/lightening – suddenly an alarm sounds… fire trucks, the sound of fire which slowly dies out, returns the forest to the peaceful sound of the birds…

We plan… but then it takes on a life of its own

So… when I imported the audio – it came in all at the same time and the effect was pretty startling – but serendipitous too… I liked it – chaos at the beginning all the sounds at once – slowly dying off, leaving the tolling bells, then just the sound of the birds… and I thought… I like it – signifying the chaos of humanity…and how it might be without all of our mischief-making…

Re-mix from freesound.org:

morning_in_the_forest_2007_04_15.wav
File added by reinsamba on Apr 15, 2007

church_bells_rain_6_6_06.wav
File added by Ionizing on Jun 7, 2006

Chant01.wav
File added by chipfork on Mar 19, 2008

extreme_alarm.wav
File added by sirplus on Nov 6, 2006

police.wav
File added by guitarguy1985 on Apr 11, 2009

THE CRASH.wav
File added by sandyrb on Apr 21, 2010

Fire_Forest_Inferno.aif
File added by Dynamicell on Apr 2, 2006

Thunder-7-9-1988-b.wav
File added by FreqMan on Nov 10, 2006