4D Fdn II: Project 02, Sound and Image

Binaural recording

It is a method of recording sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the performers or instruments.

Baby don’t leave me (Horror) #1


(Ext. A rainy night) (Int. Dark home)

A father opens the door to the room where his daughter is crying, he stops and stares for a second and went back outside.

While doing so, he receive text messages from his wife who was worried of him, she seem urgent.

He didn’t reply them and proceed to load his gun.

He walks back in as the cries of the baby increases, he fires multiple shots, the baby stops crying, his ears suffered the ringing, dogs were barking from the sudden noise.

He shots again, the ringing stops.

The dog and the thunderstorm continues

(Fade out)

Noise used: 

  1. Heavy rain
  2. Baby crying
  3. Foot steps
  4. Whatsapp notification
  5. Door opening and closing
  6. Gun reloading
  7. Gun shots
  8. Dog barking
  9. Ear ringing


The moods that I wanted to portray:

  • Dark
  • Gloomy
  • Annoyed
  • Frightened

Reasons behind the edits

I wanted the audience to be able to go into the minds of the 1st person who in a way could have been so annoyed by the baby’s screeching wails and that led him into killing it. I understand that it would be hard to portray psychosis into a 90 second sound clip, but I would like to try to at least lift up the skirt on that matter and allow the listeners to be transported into the scene. That’s the ultimate goal.



Software Editing

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Warhead (Comedy/War) #2


A guy enters bathroom.

As soon as he starts peeing, the sound of gun and war starts playing.

An announcement of bomb awaits his poop.

He flushes and washes his hands.

He switched the shower head on and as soon as the water hits, the sound starts.

He exits and sighs.

Noise used: 

  1. Background dripping toilet dripping sound
  2. Peeing
  3. Flush
  4. Background gun shoots
  5. Bomb announcement
  6. Poop splashing upon water
  7. Washing of hand
  8. Foot steps
  9. Shower
  10. Sigh


  • Dark comedy
  • Monotonous (in contrast with the war)

Reasons behind the edits

I wanted to conjure up an commentary of the war that people are getting sick and tired of it. In a way of comparing war towards the activities people do in their bathroom, it is lowly and not something people are delighted to discuss. The sigh at the end wraps up the feeling I wanted to portray, and sort of like a relief sigh that it is over.

Recording Sounds



There are also sounds of the atmosphere in the toilet which was the constant dripping of the water which I felt was very important to create a realistic sound clip.


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Below is one other sound that I recorded and found really interesting, the horns from the karang guni, even though I did not use it, I wanted to share some discoveries that I would not have taken noticed if not for this project.

Hears (lol) the end! 🙂

Author: Alfred Yeo

Every colour has a mood, every design has a purpose, and every word communicates something.

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