The New Jaguar F Type. An incredible car, filmed and edited with cutting edge technology by a fantastic team. Seasoned Top Gear content creators, the bar was set very high for this project.
This is the Director’s Cut of the film, with all my favourite sound-bits intact.
As with all high frame-rate video, answering the question of “what does this sound like” or “how should this moment make the viewer feel” is the challenge and real fun of the sound design process. Every moment, every visual cue must be crafted, and some new tools were needed to bring out the best of the elements in this film.
For starters, I worked with a particle generator to take single points of sound and generate flows of sound emissions. This is a relatively new technology, and it allows me to create soundscapes that were relatively unreachable before due to the complexity of creating, for example, 1000 individual tracks of sounds to represent water droplets.
Now only imagination is the limit, and I was able to create unique signatures and textures for many of the shots in the film using this technique, combined with traditional sound design elements, warped and mangled library sounds and filtered and modulated effects to make something truly unique.