Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Strings (Short film): A psychedelic, modern western

This was my first project with San Francisco writer / director Baxter Smith and his Soul Fire Pictures. A western theme, set in modern times, with a David Lynch sort of twist that makes everything deep and mysterious, but also funny and brilliant. This film was featured in Action On Film festival in LA. Not only did I provide sound design and mix, but Baxter and I also composed most of the music together. We produced sound-alikes for the radio sequence, and also score for other parts of the film. The on-set recordist did an excellent job getting footsteps and wild sounds of all those amazing vintage guns. Due to the minimal dialog, this film was more about creativity and less about fixing production problems. A real treat I enjoy watching again and again!