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SECTION 9 - FOLEY SOUND

SUMMARY

A common career in the audio production industry is creating and incorporating sound effects into existing videos to make them seem more realistic and interesting. This type of job is called a Foley Artist - Virtually every movie you've ever seen uses sound effects created by a Foley artist. 

In this project, you will become a Foley Artist as you add your own real-life sound effects to an existing video clip. The goal of the sound effects is to make the video more realistic and entertaining - reaching more of the viewers' senses and capturing the audience more effectively. The video will need to be 2 minutes long and have sound effects made by you and from the Internet.

WHAT IS A FOLEY ARTIST?

PART ONE - PLAN YOUR PROJECT

INSTRUCTIONS

 

YOU MAY USE ONE OF THE VIDEOS PROVIDED OR SELECT YOUR OWN 2-MINUTE VIDEO CLIP - IT MUST BE APPROVED BY THE INSTRUCTOR FIRST

  1. You must submit a storyboard with a breakdown of your scenes and timing to be approved by the instructor. CLICK HERE TO SEE AN EXAMPLE

  2. What effects will you use for the videos?

  3. You need to sketch examples of the scenes you’re going to make the effects for. 

  4. You need to write what sound effects you’re going to use for the scenes.

  5. Submit the Storyboard to your instructor for approval.

  6.  Make any corrections given to you by your instructor.

PART TWO - GATHER YOUR SOUNDS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use one of the sound rooms to create your sounds as well as the handheld audio recorders.

  2. YOU MAY WORK WITH OTHER STUDENTS TO MAKE YOUR FOLEY SOUNDS, BUT YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN MOVIE CLIP FOR YOUR PROJECT.

  3. You can also choose locations in the classroom to record also: bathroom, hallway, doors, lockers, etc.

  4. Depending on the location use the USB microphones, handheld audio recorders, and your phone using the voice memo app.

  5. Use props from the class, and you can also bring in your own

  6. Record more than you need/take multiple recordings of the same sound to get it right

  7. Use GarageBand to record your sounds and you can also download from the Internet. For a variety of sounds visit: https://freesound.org/ and set up a free account. You can also use Google Sample.

  8. You must create a minimum of 10 of your own sound effects and 10 downloaded sounds. Do you need to bring in and use props to create your sound effects? 

  9. Export your sounds in MP3 format to import to Premiere Rush or iMovie

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PART THREE - MAKE YOUR VIDEO

INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. You can use Premiere Rush or iMovie

  2. Your final video must be a MINIMUM of 2 minutes

  3. The provided movie clips are longer than 2 minutes. You will need to edit it down to 2 minutes

  4. You must have an introduction to your video with your name and the movie title you chose

  5. You must use Transitions/Effects between clips

  6. You must have an ending to your video with credits

  7. You must also supply original music created in Garageband as your background track with the sound effects played over top.

  8. The background music does not overpower or “drown out” your sound effects

  9. Export video and upload to Schoology

OR PICK YOUR
OWN MOVIE!

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Three Stooges

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Animals Funny

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Kung Fu Battle

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Animal Fights

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WWII Battle

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Car Chase

STUDENT EXAMPLES

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RESOURCES

Recording Video with Quicktime

Recording Audio with Sample

GarageBand in Under 10 Minutes

The COMPLETE Garageband Tutorials

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FREE SOUND

EFFECTS

 

Student Goal:

Music is more popular than ever with its accessibility on such a wide variety of devices like phones, smart watches, Bluetooth speakers, and car stereos. Also, with the creation and popularity of Podcasts and streaming, there are a variety of jobs in the sound creation and editing field.

Student Objective:

After completion of the lecture and the class exercises, the students will develop sound effects and loops for sound effects (Foley) video clips. Students will also learn how to record their voices into tracks import them into software and integrate them with sound and video.

Lesson/Project Overview:

This project will give you an in-depth tutorial on the basics of editing sound with programs like Garageband, Audition, and FL Studio. You will learn how to work with using sound effects, creating original tracks and editing existing content on the Internet, and how to combine both sound effects and music into a complete project.

 

Lesson/Project Task List:

406 Demonstrate the proper use of support systems (i.e., monopod, tripods, etc.).

602 Develop a storyboard and shot list.

605 Add titles to video production.

607 Identify types of microphones and pickup patterns.

 

Total Hours To Complete:

(10 Days - 20 Hours)

 

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