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Elephants Dream: Alternate Soundtrack


Daniele Carli has taken his own approach to the open source project 'Elephants Dream', by redesigning the soundtrack/sfx and posting it on his site. Its a good demonstration of yet another interesting way to use an open source film like Elephants Dream.

The video is available for viewing on Daniele Carli's website, to find it go to the sound design section. Daniele has also released all the sound files he used to make his remix. They can also be found on his site.

Youtube version


  1. Not to be mean to the original SFX designer, but this rocks. I was really pulled into the story much more, and I really felt like I was a part of it, instead of being the mess of shots that ED usually seems like. Sound can do so much to pull a production together.

  2. Daniele! You have to finish your remix :)
    Great work!

    But, did you play with voices? Those voices look like to be speed up a bit.

  3. Nice work! Oh, and if you watch the YouTube version, don't forget to add "&fmt=18" to the end of the YouTube URL for better audio quality.

  4. Acting still sucks... sorry, but it's true. Worst than the young Anikan Skywalker :(

    But yes, the audio in this rocks. I loved the soft humming and echoes. Really made it feel like it was in a much larger space. I particularly liked the robotic footsteps sounds ;)

    Keep it up!

  5. I think ED is a mini masterpiece. The acting is what it is, and I think it fits very well into the movie as a whole. This soundtrack was interesting - I will say that the slight reverb on the voices really gave it an ambience that wasn't in the original.

  6. Thanks to everybody.
    I worked on this movie with the intent to give at the scenes my personal scenographic conception that can describe in a different way the atmosphere and, in general, the pathos; I believe that it is also possible only using the "sound".

    All the samplings derive from objects that it can be found in a studio or in a house:
    for example
    the explosion in the fourth scene comes from the processing of a bit of paper,
    the rotating platforms come out from my chair creak,
    all the winds and some ambient atmospheres come from my studio's dehumifier.

    In my website, in the english sound design section, there is a new video called "Ipazia, Invisible City" where only the sound, with a text, describe all the story based on the adventure of a yourneyman direct to the surreal and faraway city, Ipazia.

    Keep in touch.

    Thanks Alex Delderfield for the publication.

  7. Unfortunetly, as good as you could be on sound design, your website is crap... flash crap especially! :/

    So, i can't browse because of my 64bits platform.
    too bad!

    Making simple website is easy, easier than using flash.

  8. Not being able to view the website sucks (my internet pc is a Win 95, so I can't view flash). So when I first read this, I thought that Daniele had composed new music for Elephants Dream, which would have been really cool. While I love the original music (and pretty much everything else Jan Morgenstern writes), it would be great to see that degree of creativity. If anyone else would be interested in doing that, perhaps a competition should be initiated. I'd join...

  9. @ Alex Blank
    Did you see the youtube link? Daniel has uploaded it to youtube also, so you should be able to view it there?

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