Macomb, MI (June 17, 2010)--Martin Schütze from 3Klang studio in Dusseldorf, Germany was judged the winner in the Blastwave FX and Avid Competition.
The judges chose Schütze as the winner of $8,000 worth of prizes including SONOPEDIA, Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools LE with an Mbox2. There were more than 100 entries from over 20 countries.
Sven Sosnitski of Film Audio Sound Studios and from Estonia, and Brandy Hines, graduate of Full Sail University and founder of Siko Filmz, won the giveaway prizes, which included wavFX Mini, Pro Tools LE with an Mbox 2 mini and DV Toolkit.
According to Schütze, "Working on this film (originally a 70-second spec-commercial for 'Adidas-Pure Performance' directed by film school student Mario Zozin in 2008) has been an exciting process. The director had this great idea about showing athletes without their equipment, to be as close as possible to their performance. In my work, I focused on the people and what they might hear and feel from their POV to reflect something of their tension, concentration and energy.
"To get the 'pure performance,' I mixed up real and surreal sound elements with a lot of filtering and playing with phase. The original mix contains a light piano music. The effect when muting either the music or the SFX track has been incredible. There is no real 'what you see is what you hear' feeling and sound effects are creating another dimension of the picture."
Judge Jacob Ribicoff commented, "It is a perfect example of how sound can add an internal dimension to the images on the screen, deepening their dramatic impact. I feel like I am inside each one of those athletes feeling the heart pounding urgency and adrenaline rush of the moment. It turns watching the images into a powerful emotional experience. My heart is still racing after each viewing."
Watch "Pure Performance"