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  1. bobby chohan

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    didnt know where to post this so here goes. In the matrix helicopter scene when the copter crashes into the building and explodes im getting incredible bass, but as carrie ann moss is flying away from the building there is a second or two of no bass or sound. Has anyone else encountered this or is my system not able to handle the frequency? Mind you there isint any sound of the sub bottoming out. my sub is the Energy xls 12.
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Nope, what you're experiencing is common. There is an initial impact bass sound, followed by a overhead shot of the explosion with minimal bass (it drops off quickly).

    You're not at all alone in finding this odd-- this question actually comes up resonably often--- it's simply a stylistic choice in the audio (in a movie that had tons of stylistic elements in the visuals).

    -Vince
     
  3. bobby chohan

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    you rule vince[​IMG]
     
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    steve nn Cinematographer

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    I have watched that scene maybe Fifteen times in the last few days " I am going back to one sub " and each and every time I get the same effect as you describe. This will happen with the picture to on some DVDs. There will be a pause - then the scene will change.
     
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    But it's not the case during this scene. As Vince mentioned, this is the way the soundtrack was recorded/mixed.
     
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    The delay is because I think the shot of Carrie Ann Moss swinging away from the explosion was filmed from inside the adjacent building, hence the way you see the glass window crack when she collides with it. The sound is muted to give the viewer the feeling they are standing inside the opposite building, diretly across from the helicopter impact point. And you hear the "WHUMP" of her body smacking the glass.

    That whole sequence, from the moment they enter lobby to the helicopter crash is, to me, the greatest action sequence ever done in a movie. In terms of direction, cinemtography, physical acting, special effects, audio engineering, you name it.
     
  8. Adam J

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    I remember noticing that when I saw that in the theatre as well. Check out the glass as it buckles before it breaks, also when Neo drops his cell phone off the ledge of the building at the beginning of the movie it hangs momentarily before it actually drops. I think this is all built into the idea that the Matrix world wasn't real and unexpected events may cause the system to pause while it tried to keep up, kinda like a computer[​IMG] Remember the Repeating cat when they made changes to the system to catch them, same thing. Cool movie.
     
  9. Greg*go

    Greg*go Supporting Actor

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    Adam is right, I compare the helicopter exploding to the original Nintendo system. If you put too many characters on the screen at once, the whole system would slow down for a few seconds. I think that the helicopter exploding puts such a surprising strain on "the matrix" that it takes a second to compensate for all the action. The whole movie is trying to show us that nothing is real, so sometimes some sounds and other things won't happen the way they're supposed to. It's a pretty neat idea that someone thought up. And it's only 1 more year til the next one to give us some more crap to be impressed about.
     
  10. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    The layer change is when Morpheus is on the phone.
     
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