Sound Design for Animation

While the animator has total control on both the visual and sound effects, the coordination between the two is required to be of the highest degree, wherein the image and the sound shall be placed with accuracy. This has to be coordinated to milliseconds, where there will be no virtual difference apparently visible. Doing so creates a mental fusion between sound and visual elements. The forging of the two elements in such a manner is called “ Synthesis” which is the amalgamation of synthesis and synchronization. The examples of such synthesis can be the sound of ping-pong balls etc. that may provide human footstep noises.

As the bond o relationship between animation and music or sound need to be very strong, the coordination is achieved by certain basic mathematical calculations, so that both move forward at a predetermined speed. Here, the rhythms of musical composition are measured and fitted into bar units of certain time lengths coordinating with the visual elements. Therefore, the visual elements and sound compositions become common pillars of a structure having excellent patterns. As a gifted animator, the film producer or director needs to be more talented and creative to give the audience more than expected new pattern of themes and rhythms, accompanied by individual notes and instruments. Such a person understands the underlying psychology of musical composition and then he consciously manipulates the visual patterns, movements, etc. to give a wonderful story. The visual medium should flow the pattern of music and the flow of both these elements should appear to be in the same direction while giving a mixture of delightful output. The nusic has to mirror the creation of animation patterns so that both look two sides of a coin.

Every step of either the visual or the musical element has to compliment each other in&nbsp.perfect harmony.&nbsp.