Heist Scene

July 24, 2008 6:23 PM

An old favorite genre of film, and part of every good spy flick, is the Heist, the soundtrack to which always goes like this. This scene from our "movie for the ears" music challenge is described inside.

METROPOLIS AT NIGHT. Our hero is airlifted to the roof of a glass-and-steel office tower where, inside of 1'15", he neutralizes the guards, slips past the incredibly sensitive security system, and replaces the secret plans of the enemy with a silly FAX joke. He dons the tux planted inside the elevator emergency panel, arriving stylishly late - but not late enough for anyone to suspect his true identity - for the lavish party in the mezzanine where he catches the eye of the ingenue from across the room.

I used sound FX from the public library, but still had to be my own Foley artist. Around 1'33" you can just barely hear a voice say, "photographic evidence? I swear I saw it on MetaFilter!" The plot thickens.

posted by AppleSeed (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Nice, Appleseed. Fine Foley-ing, too! Big fun.

Can you add a spy tag, and a musicchallenge tag? (See this thread)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:30 PM on July 24, 2008

Nice indeed. I love the strings at the beginning, and I appreciate the foley work as well -- I once had to redo sound for muted shorts as part of a class, so the extramusical stuff is right up my alley.
posted by danb at 9:51 AM on July 25, 2008

Tags duly added. I noticed the crowded room sound is all panned right - it was on the same track as the 'copter which drifts l-to-r. So far, two musicchallenge posts and two mixdown problems. Drat!

If I get around to editing this again, I might see about adding some more sounds from the scene description.
posted by AppleSeed at 12:39 PM on July 25, 2008

This song makes me feel like I'm Columbo.
It is a good feeling.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:12 PM on July 27, 2008

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