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Resident Evil
Film: 15 Mar 2002
By: MathisNitschke
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DVD
http://www.spe.sony.com/movies/residentevil

Mathis Nitschke used Kyma to process the voice of the "licker monster" as well as for generating ominous backgrounds and ambiences for Paul Anderson's Resident Evil which premiered on March 15th at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The story revolves around a zombie-inducing virus that is accidentally released from a secret lab called the Hive.


Discussion (Descriptions, reviews, discussion):

Mathis was hired by supervising sound editor Nigel Holland to assist with the sound, and to brainstorm on ideas for processing the monster/licker. The result was a dual-mono 50-band vocoder fed with different loops of strange animal sounds. The carrier was a performance by a British voice artist named Pete who first drank two liters of whole milk and then screamed and burped into an arrangement of tubes and buckets. Holland and Nitschke then recorded the processed version in a live-session with Nitschke controlling the vocoder in realtime. Holland then used the resulting library of sounds not just for the licker but for atmospheres and backgrounds throughout the film. According to Holland, he really enjoyed working with these sounds because they always surprised him.


 
 
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