A scene from the first season of The infinity trainPicture: Cartoon Network
The infinity train that is a good show surprise the whole episode with its barrage a unique train cars. But it's not always what it looks like—wWhat you wear is also important for how it sounds. We have a special peek behind the scenes in the sound design of The infinity train, and with us talk to and the man behind the series with the roots of the show, what themes he wants to explore in the future, and the evil of the Twinkies grain.
Cartoon Network prepares for DVD release The infinity train: Book One, which followed Tulip inside which never happenedEliminating the treatment train where people go when they need answers. Later, Tulip discovered that there was something wrong with the train, and being the solution to his problems, he tried help everyone …while also contributing to the system. Season 2 focuses on the story of Flip & # 39; s mirror of the earth, looking at identity and what it means to be human.
We have a special behind-the-scenes clip from The infinity train: Book One home releases, featuring Owen Dennis founder and managing director Madeline Queripel designing other shows impactful scenes (like Tulip's last confrontation with the man behind the train problems). We sat down with Dennis and discussed where we were The infinity train it was here and there that the medical train hopes for the future.
Io9: Hello from the dedication! I sawskullwalker”Photos you posted on Twitter, and"I was stabbed”One. What kind of work are you currently doing to keep you busy?
Owen Dennis: Uh, that's just (laughs). I live mostly in my studio, working on things I can't talk about, but I also eat lots of cacao varieties. Have you ever found a Twinkies grain?
Io9: Is there a Twinkies grain?
Dennis: Yes, it's up.
Io9: Okay, can you just explain to me what the taste is like.
Dennis: So, first of all, one of the weird things about Twinkies cereals is that you pour it into a bowl and add milk, then the Twinkie cake never gets soft. It's always difficult. Then the milk turns into a Twinkie flavor.
io9: I don't even know how to process that. Okay, so the first letter of The infinity train you are released. Looking back, what have you been proud of with this show since you came up with the idea 10 years ago?
Dennis: What am I proud of? I think I'm really proud of being emotionally connected with people. That is like the top thing I always care about most. Whether it's something I do, or do, (it) has emotional intelligence for other people, so it's not just about doing something and getting it out of there, and then doing nothing.
Io9: The clip we installed (above) focuses on the sound design of The infinity train, something that viewers often know very little about. Can you tell me what that part of the process is like in production?
Dennis: Yes, something people often forget, often, is sound design. But people forget about it when it comes to animation, because the film actually gets the sound for free from where you are. So there is a loud noise as it happens. When you shoot something and you have a microphone, you can get a sense of what's happening around you and wherever it is.
But in animation it has to be completely done, so every single sound you hear in animation has to be created from scratch. Because there is no sound, it's just a bunch of drawings. I think sometimes people take for granted the fact that, oh, you can hear the tone of the room behind this particular room, or the low noise in the character's voice. That happened because someone had to sit there and look at how big this room was? How much should it play? What does this room sound like if nothing happens to it, and it's just the sound of peace?
The sound design, I feel, is really important for this show, because it's always important in sci-fi or fantasy stuff. Because not only do you make sounds from scratch, but you also build all the ideas and thoughts from the beginning. It doesn't record anything like pointing the camera at it and it's noisy. It's like, “What is the sound of overcoming your body? It's like how does that sound? ”And that's the kind of fun thing to think about in sound design.
Io9: The viewing centers around the train that look scary. How do you make the train noise scary?
Dennis: Trains are kind of awesome in their view. Trains are like giant metal objects moving forward and keep moving until they touch something or take a long time to brake. And they're made out of all these parts of the industry and everything, and they're trapped in them and covered in oil and tin. They are unclean. Like, these are trains, not Thomas the Tank Engine.
I think trains are naturally very powerful. I think that's one reason young kids sometimes get really into trains, dinosaurs, and the like because there's so much power in them … So all you have to do is just think about the feelings of industrial power and how does that sound and sound? It's like a low-pitched voice, a bit of high-pitched, high-pitched, high-pitched sound. Then you're there. But mostly it has been a kind of downward spiral, something that doesn't feel like it – it doesn't feel natural. It doesn't sound natural in any way.
io9: Second edition of The infinity train took a surprise opportunity by focusing on Lake (formerly the Mirror Tulip). Why change such protagonists?
Dennis: Whenever we get a new season, we try to think, like, what topics did we feel weren't worth the full entry in last season? And, in season one, we talked a lot about change and overcoming – changing how you plan to deal (with health problems) in the future. But episode seven ("The Mirror Car") … that kind of race became less and less known. And we felt that (Mirror Tulip) was strong enough at that time. He was a really cool character, as we enjoyed writing him, we enjoyed seeing him. So we're like, "Let's take it back and go about this topic seriously."
io9: Identity and the meaning of human nature are burdensome subjects in the scientific context, especially for children. He spoke earlier about how good it is to make a cartoon that scares children, but this is to another degree. What goes into such a difficult topic?
Dennis: I think that's what interests me. It makes me happy and it makes me happy where I was, you know, 12, 13, 14. I've been interested in those things, you know, for a long time. So I don't know why it wouldn't be interesting to another child and that grade. I'd walk into it, and see somebody else could get into it. It's just something that I feel is important to us as humans.
If you don't think about your identity and identity and who you are in the world, what do you think? I don't know what else to think about. I feel like it's sort of one of the most important topics you can have. You can think (with your daily routine), you know, you can think of, "What am I going to eat for lunch today?" But in the end, the biggest thing you can accomplish in your life, in many cases, is, "Who am I?" I understand myself, and I'm okay with it and what your life will be like. It's empowering.
Io9: Is any other new protagonist something to look forward to in the future, should we get another season? Will we always have a story for a new person to tell?
Dennis: Well, if there was another season, then yes. That's all I can think of. One of the reasons that this show exists the way it is is because I get bored, easily. I need new characters. I need new situations. So, like trains, it's always a unique train car, or oh it's always a unique unique character. I need that to focus. I feel like if you stay with one character for a long time, it can start to get kind of tight. Kind of what I like about the anthology format.
Io9: Obviously, you won't tell me we get it in season three — either I wish you to know. You have already explored communication, growth, and dating from abuse. You are still known for what it means to be human. What themes do you have in store, and where else do you want to explore?
Dennis: Something I've been hearing a lot lately, I think there are a lot of people (s) maybe we're hearing a lot lately – there seems to be a little bit of intolerance in the world. I'm thinking of getting into that. Understanding why you view a person as “one”? Why do you look at someone as not “other”?
That's something I'd like to get into.
The infinity train: Book One is released on DVD April 21.
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