Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jun 2013 06:17 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Microsoft "In the first episode of Microsoft's new film series 'On the Whiteboard', Editor Pamela Woon chats with two-time Oscar winner Randy Thom about the (often underestimated) importance of sound in human-technology interactions. Thom, the lead sound designer at Skywalker Ranch who worked on films such as The Incredibles, Castaway and Forrest Gump, says that people rarely consider the significance of those signature sounds that come from their trusty devices, whether it be a cell phone, a computer or a tablet."
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by The1stImmortal on Thu 20th Jun 2013 15:51 UTC
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Video feels like an ad, without actually being branded anywhere. We get it Microsoft, you design audio themes for your OSes.

Somehow the video manages 45 seconds of introduction/theme music etc/vox popping followed by 1 minute of actual content then 45 seconds of outro + "bloopers"

Makes me glad that one of the first things I do with a new device is turn off all the random sound effects and switch to plain ringtones...

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