Sudden in a shaft of sunlight
Even while the dust moves
There rises the hidden laughter
Of children in the foliage
T.S. Eliot/Burnt Norton
sudden sound studios
Sudden Sounds Studios is the film/video/audio home of Gregory Bossert. I provide a full range of video and audio production and postproduction services.
Click here to watch Myster Odd in High Definition (recommended)
Award-winning authors and editors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer asked me to creat this
video to support the release of their anthology series
Cheeky Frawg Books
. For inspiration, I had the bookcover for the first volume of the series by artist
, which features a man in a dapper suit with a bird skull for a head, spewing out ghosts with wicked grins. And the multi-talented
supplied an irresistibly catchy song, with crazed lyrics by Jeff VanderMeer and himself.
It took two months and twelve days to go from these suitably odd inspirations to a final 3:46 minute animation. With the exception of the music and some of Jeremy Zerfoss's book covers on the walls, I did everything, including designing, building and rigging the set, props, and characters, animating, compositing, special FX, etc.
In the coming days I will be posting a some more "making of" details, and some technical notes for folks interested in how to do this sort of work at home.
Many thanks to my family for their encouragement and support over these last few months. And likewise to my writing buddies in class of Clarion 2010, and
, Olivia Do, and Jennifer Hsyu!
Special thanks to the amazing artist and film designer
for late night advice and encouragement and the occasional smack upside the head at just the right time.
And many many thanks to Jeff and Ann VanderMeer for giving me the opportunity to work on such a fantastic project, and for being so supportive throughout the process.
One Minute Weird Tales:
the series at Weird Tales Magazine
the series at YouTube
I produce the One Minute Weird Tales series of videos for
Weird Tales Magazine
. My work includes original sound design and text animation/layout for each story, as well as the animated tentacles logo.
I did sound and music and miscellaneous visual effects for
stop-motion short Gardens of Miranda...
...and the video and audio postproduction for Tony McVey's Skull Island short.
Research for Feature Film Design:
I provide research and reference services for feature films, specializing in concept design, set decoration, props, and costumes. projects include
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
Disney's A Christmas Carol
, early development on
, other features in development. clients include Dermot Power, Iain McCaig, Tony McVey/Menagerie Productions, Brian Matyas, Marc Gabanna.
I did the sound design for Doug Chiang's
Robota Trailer IV
Original SFX Examples (15 MB WAV)