I'm in a bit of a pickle. I am working on a gaming project that has a really great intro. The sound for the intro needs to be a very mechanical effect—like a lot of moving parts. I have scoured the internet to find something that would work, but nothing has even come close.
There is a sound effect from a popular movie (I'd rather not say which one) that works absolutely perfectly for my needs. I don't know what to do. I'm not a sound engineer so creating one myself isn't really an option (though I've been trying).
I really want to just purchase a royalty-free sound alike or something similar if I can find it, but so far I haven't come up with anything. I believe in doing things legally but I'm wondering if I can't come up with anything, would that be an issue to use an excerpt from a sound effect in a movie?