Sample project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itS9mHDOpfk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szyht9jc8PE, This clip demonstrates how foley artists use their imagination to produce the sounds you perceive as being something quite different. As he shows us: often common, inexpensive items and tricks can produce on demand the substitute sounds for otherwise large, dangerous, or difficult real life sounds. Even without the visual support of video or film, foley can be very convincing and played a big role in radio drama. Remember, a Foley's job is to produce sounds that make the clip more believable and/or more captivating.
Animation's auditory complement is totally made up of sound effects and voice-overs. The video below illustrate just how important the foley and mixing is in animated production. It makes it believable let alone entertaining: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVUgsMRvOeI
Foley/Mixing Effect Assignment
The fist thing to do, is to create a folder in data "D" to save the 4 necessary components of this assignment'
A) Your original footage, B.) Your Pinnacle Project, C.) Your final "avi", and D.) Your write up doc.
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First students need an approximately 2 or 3 min clip that either the student produces video tapes themselves, or one that they obtain by some other means.
Clips can be scary, comic or action based. They can take place in a city, in the woods in a factory, ...anywhere.
Your assignment may be a collection of random clips, a sequence from a film or an original short film
Choose something that makes it easy to add significant sounds to support the action and conditions of the sequences
For the purpose of this exercise, students may also mix in music and do voice-overs to complement the effort.
Mute out the original sound and simply replicate and/or substitute sounds that the audience would expect to hear as well as those that enhance the mood and essence of the clip. Ambient sounds are very important.
Keep the original clip in order to compare your altered version.
You can utilize pre-recorded sounds, but REMEMBER this assignment originated as a FOLEY exercise. Foley artists make their own sounds!! More value will be given to effective original sounds, music and voiceovers.
Best practices such as insuring proper sound levels and timing are at least just as important as the choice of sounds.
A "screen print" a section of your pinnacle project that illustrates your input (different tracts, fades etc) is required with a write up of how you produced your home made sounds.
So, you are to upload to the portable hard drive, a folder containing
your original footage,
your Pinnacle project
final exported AVI version
a word doc write-up