Sound Design has fast been gathering the momentum of star status within the post production world of motion picture. The importance of sound design to a film is paramount and with the advent of technical progress, the sophistication of its application and creation of sound design is reaching heady heights, ever evolving.
In The Winter of Love, the sound design created by Jules MacDonald is highly original, which is not be confused with the film’s soundtrack composed by the legendry Kuljit Bhamra. Julian has gone on to produce a fascinating world of emotion through sound where the characters in the ‘The Winter of Love’ epitomise a specific group of people suffering a universal truth.
For example, Julian uses nature to bring out Preeti’s character played by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti creating a world where the character longs to escape and Julian draws out her mental state to the forefront; whereas the sound design created for Shammi’s character is that of a wide open world, with dramatic skies and open roads, signify an inner desire of the character to constantly escape.
Julian MacDonald managed to create a world full of complexity drawing out the essence of the script and the film’s final edit; he understood the nature of the movement within the film as that one of being a non-linearity embracing all aspects of past, present and future of capturing a moment as well as the whole.
Originally published in the About Film Blog.