Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Crash Test Monkeys

Pete is a sound designer and composer.  He has worked on some amazing projects over the years.  If you have watched Braveheart you have heard his work.  He would never tell you this, but he won an Academy Award for the sound design in that movie.  Next time you watch it, listen to the battle scenes, those hacks, wacks and other battle goodies were his design.

The magic wind that you hear in Pocahontas?  That's Pete too.  The Monday Night Football game music in Jerry Maguire?  Pete.

Oh, and if you ride Spiderman, Transformers, The Simpsons, The Mummy, or Despicable Me at Universal Studios in Hollywood, Orlando, Singapore, or Japan, you have heard Pete's audio and/or music design.

He has also created tons of music and sound effects for many of EA Sports video games in the past decade.

I think he is pretty much the bomb, but I have a huge crush on him so I am a wee bit biased.

One of the most recent projects that Pete is working on is really unique.  I love it because it involves monkeys.  And as you have probably gathered by reading this blog, I love me some monkeys!

Pete is collaborating with Ken Keys and Ryan McBride of Ludricrous Games on the very soon to be released iPhone game, Crash Test Monkeys.  He has been creating lots of zany, crazy sounds and super groovy music for this game.  The visuals are so clever and really captivating.  I am not a gamer, but I found Crash Test Monkeys to be really addictive in a good way.  It is challenging and it makes you want to work to see that next level. Watch out!  The music is catchy!

Here is a sneak peek at the game:

Pete did not have to look or rather, listen too far for inspiration.  We have our own crashing monkeys around here on a daily basis.

Like these here...

Vintage photo of our older monkeys in Japan
And this one...

Sad little monkey

Little Monkey boy's recent wipe out = no fun!

Crash Test Monkeys for iPhone = so much fun!!!!



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