Claustrophobic atmosphere?


Weird request. I’m recording a horror teleplay and a character (male) is trapped in a plexiglass box about 1 cubic meter. There’s an insulating foam sheath on the outside of the box. I don’t even know where to start with this; I have some heartbeat and heavy breathing sounds but I’m having a hard time getting that claustrophobic feeling. Maybe the sounds of struggling against the plexiglass? I’d be grateful if you could even just make some suggestions or point me in the right direction! Thanks.

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Posted by Cardstock12 (Questions: 1, Answers: 0)
Asked on 16th March 2018 11:41 am
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I think possible you could add some sounds of squeaks against the sides of the box as the person moves, and add a very small reverb to the mix of sounds to get a tight space. I think we have a few plastic squeaks you could try to use (may require some editing (search for ‘plastic squeak’).

If you send me over what you have I can add a good reverb for you to help get the space ambience.



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Posted by Alan McKinney (Questions: 2, Answers: 317)
Answered on 16th March 2018 3:40 pm