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The Cornell Tech Animated Logo shown below relied entirely on Jumping Giant's sound design chops to make it interesting and engaging. We were asked to create something that felt "pliable and elastic yet technologically advanced and clean." I suggest watching it once muted, and then again with the sound on. A huge difference, and a happy client!
Merril Lynch wanted music that kept their staff engaged in this short introduction to a new sales approach. Jumping Giant worked directly with the animators to build the momentum that this piece needed. The brief asked for friendly, positive, and engaging music that glued nicely with the picture.
Rice. And lots of it. This last minute music and sound design for a PSA was a lot of fun to do! Enjoy!
Dick's Sporting Goods
When Translation LLC Approached Jumping Giant about doing the music beds, sound design, and game play SFX for their award winning "Get Winter Ready" website (FWA Site of the Day, Adobe Cutting Edge Award, Featured on Google Thing Insights) we had a lot of fun creating a smooth interactive experience. From deciding the overall mood of the game's sound pallet, to how figuring out how to make all of the music and sound effects blend seamlessly regardless of how the user interacted with the interface. "Get Winter Ready" was an excellent sound design challenge!
When we got the call to make wealth management feel tense, important, and emotional, live strings and piano seemed like just the thing.
Crown Castle needed to rebrand, and they needed to try to tug on heartstrings to do it. They're one of the biggest companies to provide infrastructure to wireless networks providers. Jumping Giant did this combination of score and sound design to help bring a little more heart to the Crown Castle. Future, hopefulness, technology and connectivity were the themes that we worked with.
What People Are Saying
Mike Flannery is a cataract of creative energy, a polymath artist who is at once prodigious creator and nurturer of others' best creative selves. As a sound designer, he brings a wide palette of experience—not least of which is his extensive, multi-instrumental musicianship—to the art of making an image come alive aurally. His manifold tools—modular synths, Theremins!, an exhaustive catalogue of plug-ins, and racks of hardware—coupled with his trenchant understanding of sound as a stanchion of the visual bring every project he undertakes to a new level. Beyond his creative and technical capabilities, Mike is a pleasure to work with. His collaborative abilities are the rare balance of Zen-like flexibility, fearless adventurousness, and assiduous dedication to creating something larger than himself. Rarely in a collaborative atmosphere have I felt more relaxed, inspired, and happy, and much of this is due to the environment Mike creates as you work with him: chess games, Eno/Schmidt Oblique Strategy cards, good meals and stories—all invoke a sense of fun and freedom, and encourage the best within us as artists. I recommend Mike heartily, without hesitation. Work with him now before you can't afford him anymore!
—Gabriel Judet-Weinshel, director/composer Omphalos
Mike was a breath of fresh air — someone who cared more for the artist and the music than he did the business. He took us under his wing, talked us through our options, and together we began a three year collaboration that spanned two full-length albums, over a dozen live shows and an appearance on the Chris Gethard show. Mike is an incredible collaborator. He cares so deeply that the work be the absolute best it can possibly be, and is willing to stay up late, pound coffee, and put his mind and body through a punishing marathon in order to get the job done.
_Chris Littler Chamber Band / 36 Questions Podcast
I've been roping Mike into helping me with recordings for weird artsy projects for around a decade, and if there's anything I can say about the guy aside from how patient, efficient, and gung-ho he is, it's that he's weirdly able to translate, "what I want is this", and do so correctly. He actually listens, which is his job, and he's really pretty surprisingly good at it.
_Andrea Merkx_Video Artist