Friday, July 21, 2017

How'd they do that?

In the opening of "No death do us part" Aphrodite, played by Alison Vance, slowly plays her music box. The haunting melody was custom made for a mechanism similar to the ones used in some toy player pianos. Each note was punched from long sheet of paper and taped together so it could play continuously.

The initial prototype was created from a bar utensils holder. A lot of things had to be synchronized each night to pull it off, starting with the beginning position of the melody roll.

Check out the "Music Box Scene" on our YouTube channel.