How exactly does one go about putting together sounds to portray ideas not inherently suited for the medium? For example, what sounds portray the color red or “the birth of an idea”? If you’re the creative type and up for the challenge, take a look at the following sound challenge:
Vancouver Film School is teaming up with SoundCloud to create a contest for creative sound enthusiasts. The Full Scholarship Challenge offers the winner a full-tuition scholarship for Vancouver Film School’s one-year Sound Design for Visual Media program. Open globally to all SoundCloud users, the scholarship is valued at $28,250 for Canadian students and $43,250 for international residents.
The sound challenge: Create a sound that has never been heard before selecting from one of the five different categories:
- The colour red
- The birth of an idea
- An imaginary animal being born
- Falling in love
- A post-apocalyptic landscape
The contest runs from October 31 to November 13, 2011.
You can listen to the tracks and submit your own at vfs.com/soundcloud
I haven’t listened to any entries that would give me a sense of “the color red” (which is probably the most difficult category) but there are plenty of good sound tracks for “A post-apocalyptic landscape.”