Auralnauts – Star Wars

A friend pointed me in the direction of this amazing treasure trove of gems, amazing editing, amazing cuts, ep2 and ep3 are my favourites, I think:


The Mountweazel – A Proud Animal

Today I learned (TIL as the cool kids would say?):

Dictionary people are really scared that some other guys will steal all their beautiful work and put fake words in there, that they come up with. Those fictitious entries are called trap words or also mountweazels.

Now this seems fairly weird for a book that is supposed to be a bit of a weird thing to do for a piece of media that has a certain “aura“ of being authoritative and correct.

After reading about that, I followed a few links and also learned:

While these are there as tripwires for copyright infringement actually you cannot infringe[ in the US], because fictitious places are not protectable by copyright law.

So while the copyright trip-wire-bell starts ringing when someone walks into it. There is no way to actually enforce any copyright on those specific items. Even though, those are actually the ones with the most creative work actually flowing into them…


How To Make the Star Wars Blaster Sound Effect

Actually how they did it back in the day. Doing sound-design can be quite an outdoorsy thing.