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Does anyone have any sfx of a suitcase being wheeled on cobblestone? I've been working on a feature the past two weeks, and have to finish it up by next week, and I don't have the time to go out to the actual location and record it.
Also, I'm also looking for a walla of a small group of people (10-15 max) outside at a party.
I agree with the previous posts; don't get stuck because you don't have access to real cobblestones. Almost any hardscape surface that has breaks or cracks in it will probably suffice. Think sidewalks, driveways, brick paths, etc. Also, some crosswalks in LA have yellow, bumpy, non-slip plates - something like that would work very well.
Getting the correct suitcase for the job is just as important. Large or small? Fits in the overhead bin? New or vintage? Squeaky or smooth?
Re. ext party crowd, look me up on LinkedIn, I may have something that will work.
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If you havent found something for it yet here is an idea -
Take a suitcase to a grocery store or Target. They have those bumpy plates in front of the store to keep shopping carts from rolling into the parking lot by accident. You can do a recording there that would sound enough like cobblestone with a little bit of editing.
The convenience of these locations shouldnt take up a lot of time - just a quick 5 min trip to Target and throw an Zoom up, roll something over it.
I would honestly just bring a suitcase into your booth, flop it upside down on some carpet and take a couple of "cobblestone" size rocks you picked out of the garden (washed first) and lightly bump them on the plastic wheels using two of them to get the rhythm that sounds realistic to the picture. Then "sweeten" (I hate that word) the sound with some generic rolling... Of course it will take a bit of trial and error, but I'm pretty sure it could be made to work and be convincing. I'd never do that for an audiobook but I think the picture could help sell it if you're in a bind. I think this will work because essentially when you're rolling a suitcase over cobblestones, you're not really rolling but rather hitting the wheels with each new protrusion of a stone. Just an idea...