to the disturbing audio track (parental
the middle of producing the interstitials for
Nickelodeon, I started feeling like they were
not scary enough - so I decided to try and
push the edge a bit. The result was the first
version of the "Nightmare".
had a very strong sense of how I wanted the
audio to sound for this one. I licensed a bunch
of disturbing recordings of kids crying, screaming,
hyper ventilating, etc...
sent over the tracks to my sound engineer,
Scott Andrew, showed him the storyboards for
the spot, and asked him to assemble the scariest
sound track imaginable.
nothing could have prepared me for what Andrew
came up with. The track was bone chilling and
litterally nightmarish! I loved it! We sent
the storyboards as well as the audio track
to MTV Networks and Nickelodeon. Needless to
say that the proposed spot was immediately
turned down. I received a very funny email
from Nick explaining how the demographic was
6-12 years old and how disturbing this spot
could be to a child.
reworked the spot into the current version
of "Nightmare" which you can view
on the main page.