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Final Project – Mickey Mouse Haunted House (00:20 – 2:00) Sound Rework

For my final project, I reworked the entire sound design for Mickey Mouse Haunted House cartoon, from 00:20 to 2:00. This cartoon was actually created in 1929 by Walt Disney. I made an attempt to produce this project using the Matilda Approach, however it wasn’t working the way I wanted to to a changed my mind to only use sounds without music.  Although it challenging, because I had no music that could possibly cover up some areas. I had a lot of fun doing this project. I challenged myself to design all the sound effects in a way that would tell what is happening and most importantly, to portray the feelings of the character. I spent a lot of time finding the right sounds for each scenes to make the project as perfect as possible. Whatever sound I couldn’t find. I had to use whatever is available and play around with them, until I find what I wanted or could use to represent the sound I was achieving to get.

This project also helped me to become better with timing when editing my designing a sound effect to the video.

I have used a combination of natural sounds and free sounds from the web. I used Adobe Premiere CS6 and Avid Pro Tools to put all the sounds together.

Here is the final attempt. I added room tone to it.


Here is the first attempt to my project.


Here is a link to the original video.



Here are link to the free sounds i have used.


New Final Project Idea

For my final project, I have chosen a new animated cartoon, since professor said my first choice Alarm, was already used in other previous sound class. I will rework the sound design for Mickey Mouse Haunted House cartoon. I will attempt to produce this using the Matilda Approach. Therefore, I will a combination of natural sounds, and metaphoric sounds to create a dramatic scene. I will use Adobe Premiere CS6 and Avid Pro Tools to put all the sounds together. I will rework from 00:20 to 2:00.

Here is the video I will rework.


Here’s a lists of some free sounds that I planned to use:

Plane Crazy 5:30 – 5:50

For this assignment, I create new sounds from 5:30 -5:50 of Plane Crazy. I created my own sounds with a mixture of free sounds from the web, using Adobe Premiere and Avid Pro Tools to put all the sounds together. I enjoyed doing this project, because it allows me to find my own sounds that will fit in with the visuals to tell the story. Although it was some what challenging, I did the best I could. I had to take a lot of time to ensure that put my reworked sound effect right under the video at the correct time. Whatever I didn’t understand to do when editing putting the sounds together, I have goggle searched and then see tutorials on YouTube.

Here are links to the free sounds from the web that I have used.
1. Mickey Mouse laughs with ginger

2. Cartoon Sound Effects from



Khorri’s Plane Crazy Breakdown

Here is my  30 second breakdown of my assigned time 5:30-5:50
1. 5:30- Mickey mouse picks up horse shoe and then looks up at Minnie gently floats to the ground.
2. 5:35: Minnie floats on the ground, right in front of Mickey Mouse.
3: 5:36 Her pantaloons drop to her ankles then she quickly picks up.
4. 5:39 Mickey points and her and started to laugh.
5. 5:40 Minnie looks at Mickey. She then turns around, snap her fingers.
6. 5:42  Minnie flashes her rump and then walks away.
7. 5:45 Mickey got upset.
8. 5 46 He then tosses the horseshoe.
9. 5:47 The horseshoe comes back and rings him around his neck.
10 5:49. Then there was a crash. He fell to the ground.


Self Evaluation

I’ve learned a lot in this course about the types of recorders and the different sounds they produce. Recently I’ve been learning how to mix sounds to tell a story. One of the best thing about this class is that whatever you don’t understand you can Google search and YouTube. Learning from myself is the best way I can always remember how to do something.

One of the many things that I’ve learned terms such as: AC or Alternating Current, Amplifier, frequency, amplitude, etc.

I don’t think I have a favorite recording because I know I can improve on all of them, which is something that I’m doing now. Though it is a learning experience, the recordings were challenging at first but the more I use the tools it was easier. So far, I’ve only used the Zoom h2m handy recorder because I’m comfortable using it. It always produce the sounds I want to use for each project. I also enjoyed getting the chance to use the recording tools outside class, to record sounds in the environment. Getting feed back from students has helped me to improve and develop my ideas. I noticed that whenever I’m watching a movie, I tend to critique the sound elements that were used to bring the film alive, instead of the actual movie itself. I also been watching behind the scene videos of producers. This I know is helping me to develop my ideas.

So far, I’ve only used audacity to mix sounds. I hope to start working with adobe audition soon.


Mixing Sounds

I created this project by using sounds on that are available online. I’m trying to challenge myself so I can be better with sound mixing. For this project, I wanted to create something that no one would expect to hear at the end. I hope you enjoy it.

Life of Pi Sound Design

Oscar nominated sound mixers Doug Hemphill and Ron Barlett, of Life of Pi, shared the same views I have about how they’ve used sound effects to further bring the themes of the movie to life and embed with the other elements.

In an article in the Wrap, entitled, “For “Life of Pi,” the Secret to Its Sound Is in the Silence,” the sound mixers said their goal was to have the sounds reflect the main character’s inner life and the arc of the story.” They pointed out that they wanted to have the audience feel the character’s emotions and to feel that they are apart of the film and the story. An example of this was seen in the second storm that is in the movie. Hemphill said, “For the second storm, we changed the paradigm. That storm was about Pi’s epiphany. Even though visually there was a huge storm, sonically it was the music that was telling the story and conveying the emotion.”

Here is a video of the sound production team taking about the film.


A scene of the movie showing the character’s feeling of isolation out in the middle of the ocean.


Sound test #2

To further understand how to use the H2n recorder, here is a sound test i did in my kitchen. First, I was washing my hands, then I open the refrigerator to get some water.

I would like to do

I’d like to use natural and artificial sounds, including pre-recorded sounds from various movies to create sound effects, then mix them together to create a story. To do this, I will take a scene from a movie/cartoon on Youtube, and replace it with the new sounds i will create. I will give credit to all of the sources I will use.

Resources needed:

  1. Headphones, for listening to sounds.
  2. Adobe Premier Pro CS6, to mix sounds and create my new movie.
  3. Zoom H2M recorder, to record the artificial sounds.
  4. A hand held mic, to connect to zoom h2m to produce clearer artificial sounds. I wanted to to hear more of the subject and less unwanted ambient noise. Eg. wind.