We wanted to capture all the glitz and glamour of a beauty pageant. We used lots of quick swooshes to enhance the cuts and analog camera clicks with auto - film forwarding sounds.
The VO needed to cut through a pumping powerful sound track that included a singer. So how do you separate a female voice talking over a singing female voice. We used a gating/ducking, compression method along with a subtle 3K reduction in the music.
When the crown is show we added some high sparkly sounds. The sounds were created using several bells and bell trees.