about the project
To create a soundscape with visuals to illustrate a place I have never been to before in one minute. You are about to enter cup noodle factory.
Adobe illustrator + iMovie + Zoom H4n Recorder
Cup noodles are being made from Rapunzel’s long wavy hair. As the noodles run through the conveyor belts, they depart on a journey through peculiar process stations before arriving at its final destination – the convenience store. There, a customer (who looks strangely like Rapunzel with short hair) takes one off the shelf. As the noodles cook in hot water, the little ingredients come alive and break into a silly dance. Here, the diegesis runs in a circular cycle, where it starts and ends with Rapunzel’s appearance.
Objective synchronous sounds are used to immerse the audience into the fictional world of this factory. The images are timed in a precise manner such that they move simultaneously to the rhythm of the sounds. In each frame, the gif loops back and forth in a constant fast-paced rhythm. The background music is layered with other sound effects in the foreground to create a more dynamic ambience of the factory.
Short Electronic Background Music by Alexander Blu
Sound effect: Conveyor belt Recorded sound: ADM lift
Sound effect: Washing machine Recorded sound: Washing machine
Sound effect: Noodle dryer Recorded sound: Toilet hand dryer
Sound effect: Noodles falling into cup Sound source: Sleigh bells from iMovie
Sound effect: Gas chamber Recorded sound: Water cooler
Sound effect: Sprinkling of ingredients Recorded sound: Plastic bag + PC keyboard + Scissors BGM: Computer Melody 80s Style by Alexander Blu
Sound effect: Stamping Recorded sound: Vending machine coin return slot
Sound effect: Hot water Recorded sound: ADM Fountain
Sound effect: Slurping Recorded sound: Me slurping air