Many people have been asking us during the seminar how did Simon Ellis record the wonderful header he made for us. And how did he get such a fantastic sound. We’ve asked him and this is what he told us:
“The camera is an 8mm which I found in a local charity shop for £15. I put it in the freezer and kept spraying it with water. I did this about ten times. If I had a bigger freezer I could have done something more ambitious. The sound was a mixture of things. My friend John Sampson helped create a lot of bespoke sounds, and i also recorded ice cracking, doors creaking, always changing the speeds. The main ice sound is actually "eating human flesh" from a horror sound effects CD…”
He had made before similar works for other festivals, like this one for Hamburg film festival.