November 8th, 2005

Thijs screams very loud, torture sounds.


History of the sample
The sample, male_thijs_loud_scream was recorded back in the days Than van Nispen t.P. studied biology in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and in his free time participated in projects where sound-fx or film-music were needed.
The sample was recorded late 2001 in his student-apartment for some special effects for an interactive theatre play in which Than helped with sound-fx and foley for short animations...
This time a lot of screams were needed as special effect sounds for some fake 'torturing' device within the play.

Thijs, a friend of Than's, showed the person who was doing some voice over screaming sessions, 'how to do it'.
So... that's why there's currently only 'one' Thijs-sample in my collection...
Apparently it turned out to be sort of an unique and 'lucky' shot!
The sample was recorded at 44.1 KHz with a Shure SM58 microphone and with a Terratec EWS 88 MT sound-card.

When Than learned to know the freesound project he thought that maybe other people could also use this sample and other scream-samples in their work or projects and so finally it ended up in the movie 'Children of Men' and many other movies and games...


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    MiscPractice 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Heard the scream in the film!

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    MiscPractice 1 month, 2 weeks ago


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    AJPG12 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    The greatest sound effect of all time. Thank you

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    StarFino 7 months, 1 week ago

    Hi there! I used this sound in my pirate revenge story on YouTube and wanted to express my deepest gratitude to you. I believe I credited your work and any other links you have appropriately in the description, but if I’ve made some error, please let me know. Also feel free to check out the story! Thanks again and have a good day.

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    Abbywu.akl 11 months ago


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