Capturing Fire

 
 

My friends Tom and Chris asked for assistance in recording some good ol' fireball sound effects. Pulling the SFX from a sound library is one option; engulfing Chris's old clothes in flames is another.

They are not kidding when they say that the Shure SM-57 is indestructible. 

These sounds are being used for a student-made game! It's called Kyon, and it is currently being showcased at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. You can find more info on it here:

Developer Diary      Gameplay Trailer

(Disclaimer: a fire extinguisher, flame retardant materials, plenty of water, proper ventilation and permission were secured before attempting this foley recording. If you plan on recording your own fire SFX, make sure to research your city's fire safety code and take all necessary precautions. Safety first.)