Mobile Phone Butterflies

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I recently had the pleasure of working on a promotional film for a typically ambitious and exciting project by digital arts collective Is This Good?, for O2 Recycle. The BBC have deemed this a newsworthy project and you can see director Chris Cairns chatting to them about it’s development here!


Their objective was to create a flutter of motorised butterflies using scrapped mobile phone parts that respond interactively to a phone call. Call one of the butterflies from your mobile and it comes to life; flapping it’s smartphone wings and flashing it’s LED eyes and er… lasers.

My mission was to delve into a world of bleeps & bloops, servos and synthetic laser sounds to help bring character to the butterflies and to create a digital, “Sci-Fi atmosphere” for them to call home.

Take a look at the finished product.

Andy Stewart, Sound Designer