A Stranger Returns

I recently joined a team as “sound guy” for the Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Film Challenge, and this video is the result. Enjoy!

It was a really fun weekend, eating military rations (better than they sound) and being locked in a house near Heathrow making music, while everyone else went to Southampton to film down a bunker. Like many a good weekend it started in the pub; our brainstorming session was over a hearty meal in a nearby Harvesters. It was here that I mentioned that I like playing with audio-spectrographs, which basically involves creating sounds that produce an image when put into a spectrograph (the header on this site is an example).

Alan, the director, became obsessed with this idea, so we used this to suggest one of the teleportation mechanics. The fun thing with this is, if you play the film’s sound into a spectrograph, you will be able to see a couple of the images that appear in the film.

We didn’t make it into the shortlist, which is a bit of a shame, but it was still really fun to make and get involved. I love these kind of furious creative projects, and I can’t wait for the next!


Will Barter – The Stranger
Karol Grymuza – Radio Host
Douglas Pennant – Radio Scientist

Joseph Sennett – Camera
Douglas Pennant – Sound Engineer
Fred Tschepp – Editor
Will Barter – Driver
George Wilkinson – Location Scout
Alan Sennett – Producer/Director


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