While experimenting with added audio for effects, I found them distracting, and took away from the work as a whole. While sound effects would add a nice flair to the project as a whole, this works better with background music, rather than a simple voice over. Comparing it to the works of Terry Gilliam, his use of voice over and sound, including music, rarely crossed over. For example, the animator death in Monty Python and the Holy Grail [Gilliam & Jones. 1975]. The music from the over all scene fades out as the animation starts, and additional sound effects are added within long pauses between lines. While that could be added here, it takes away from the flow of the dialogue, and would create an uncomfortable pause mid-sentence in some cases. With this in mind, it feels best to forgo the use of sound effects, in favour of clarity.
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (1975) Film. Directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones. [Blu-Ray] Python (Monty) Pictures: UK.