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Our musical sound design work on Volkswagen’s viral hit “The Bark Side” has earned us top honors on SHOOT’s Top Ten Spot Tracks chart for the Spring. To go along with our #1 spot there was a feature story and interview with Jeff about our process creating the soundtrack and also highlighting some of our past musical sound design work. You can read the full feature here.
The figuratively offbeat, literally on-beat “The Bark Side” earned the number one slot on SHOOT’s first quarterly Top Ten Tracks Chart of the new year.
“The most challenging aspects of the process, both creatively and technically, all centered around trying to make the final track/spot as believable as possible,” related Elmassian. “We spent a lot of time finding the right balance between raw bark sounds recorded on set and in our studio and barks that were digitally pitched or altered. The tune needed to be recognizable for the spot to work so we pitched and effected barks and layered them in to create a solid basis for the melody. At the same time there was also the task of matching up bark sounds to each individual dog so that the bark you were hearing made sense with the specific dog you were seeing on screen.”
The Super Bowl, Volkswagen, Star Wars, Endless Noise…Sound familiar? The old gang is back together after the success of last year’s “The Force” with a new spot called “The Bark Side” featuring 11 very cute dogs barking “The Imperial March” and one very ridiculous AT-AT. All of the crew at Endless Noise were extremely excited about working on this one with our friends at Deutsch LA. We acted as “Barkestrators” composing and arranging this canine chorus. With Arf Vader leading the pack we may all be headed for The Bark Side…
Director: Keith Schofield
Composers/Arrangers: Endless Noise
Music: “The Imperial Death March” John Williams
Agency: Deutsch LA
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Our work on the Volkswagen spot “Rocket Man” was featured on SHOOT Magazine’s Top Ten Spot Tracks for Winter 2011 at #6 on the chart. We worked with the team at Deutsch LA to best arrange their use of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” in their many hilarious vignettes and also composed an “Elevator music” version of the track that can be heard (rather briefly) in the elevator scene.
Here’s a split of our elevator music/jazzy arrangement of “Rocket Man” for your enjoyment!
We’ve all misheard or made up our own lyrics before…ya know like, “Hot Blooded! Chicken of the Sea…” For this Volkswagen ad we took on Elton John’s classic “Rocket Man” where ridiculous lyric flubs like “Burning up the room with cheap cologne” are featured until the Passat’s crystal clear Fender premium audio sets us straight. The folks at Deutsch brought us on to help arrange how the musical segments would play out and also to compose a smooth jazz version of “Rocket Man” for the elevator scene.
Director: Lance Accord
Smooth Jazz Arrangement of “Rocket Man”: Endless Noise
Agency: Deutsch LA
We’re proud to announce our involvement in a new video for Rethinking Autism just in time for April which is Autism Awareness month. Endless Noise was happy to lend an original score to this powerful video. Take a look and be sure to spread the word.
Michael Worth: Director
Eric Kaufman: Director of Photography
Richard Lightstone: Sound Mixer
Gillian Lightstone: Slate “Clapper”
Kevin Maloney: Boom Operator
Vic Palumbo: Producer
Tammy Klein: Actor
Keri Tombazian: Actor
Caroline Wiliams: Actor
Kassi Crews: Actor
Nick Searcy: Actor
Alex Ballar: Actor
Michael Broderick: Actor/Producer
Original Music: Endless Noise
Jeff Elmassian: Composer
Andy Rehfeldt: Composer
Mary Catherine Finney: Music Producer
Bob DeMaa: Engineer
Jay Friedkin: Editor
Carolyn Woods: Online and Color Correction
Lynn Luckoff: Producer
Cody Boisclair: Closed Captioning