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Foley Artistry on Vimeo Video School on Vimeo

Foley Artistry Daniel Hayek by Daniel Hayek Staff Mar 11, 2011 Sound is a super important part of any film/video production, but on big productions the most carefully recorded sound on set is the character dialogue. All the background noises from footsteps to paper shuffling is usually recorded separately. That’s where foley artistry comes in! Foley is the art of reproducing and creating sounds for film. It was started by a true O.G. of sound, Jack Foley, in the roaring 20’s. He projected a movie onto a screen while he and his team recreated the ambient sounds in the movie that the microphones didn’t pick up during filming. The sounds were recorded onto one single track. Check out this example by Nick where a silent film is given a whole soundtrack via live performance. The art form has advanced considerably with the advent of multi-track recording. Modern foley artists can record multiple sounds in a studio and blend them together to make a complex auditory experience. Gary Hecker, professional foley artist, explains and demonstrates this process in this video by Michael Coleman. You’ll notice that Gary’s work requires him to be resourceful and to have have a good sense of timing. He has to be able to make almost any conceivable sound with the collection of objects in his studio or his own voice and body. Whether it something simple like footsteps or a complex crash or fight scene, every moving object in the shot is accounted for and given a sound. Without all these crucial sounds, movies would seem unnaturally still, especially during dialogue scenes. Now, most of us don’t have a large studio with props and gadgets at our disposal. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make some great sound effects. Look around your house/apartment/hut with the footage you’ve shot in mind, and you’re bound to find a myriad of objects that can reproduce the sound effects you need. Using your laptop’s internal microphone to record the sounds is effective, but not ideal for quality recording. You’ll want to use a dedicated sound recording device for this and most importantly think creatively. Something simple like the sound of celery snapping can be used to give dramatic realism to a violent action. Have fun experimenting! via Foley Artistry on Vimeo Video School on...
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Storytelling with Sound on Vimeo Video School on Vimeo

Storytelling with Sound by Emily Garrett STAFF Aug 7, 2012 Hey Gang, Vimeo and our friends at stillmotion are teaming up for a very exciting contest that we would love for you to be a part of! We’ve always felt that sound is a critical part of any video, in fact sound and video go together like peanut butter and jelly, Beauty and the Beast, heck, even Benny and the Jets. Now relax your eyes, strap on your ear goggles, and pay attention as stillmotion explains the ins and outs of the four main elements of audio and lays out the Big Shorts challenge: from stillmotion  PRO 00:00 05:12 More contest details can be found here but let’s recap the four main types of sound they describe with some examples– • Ambient sounds are what give images a tactile feel. Check out how Gioacchino Petronicce uses ambient sound to transport your mood into the imagery: from Gioacchino Petronicce  PLUS 00:00 04:11 • Dialogue is the words spoken by your subjects. Notice how Margaret Cheatham Williams records scenes with speech from L.A. Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin and Olympic shooter Kim Rhode. Those audio visual scenes add to your overall sense of their personalities: from Margaret Cheatham Williams  PLUS 00:00 01:52 • Voice Over is a disembodied voice that helps narrate your story without seeing who’s speaking. This particularly comes in handy if you’re filming ghosts. Spooky. Check out how this gets used by Christian Denslow in Olympic Runner: from Christian Denslow  PLUS 00:00 00:51 • A Soundtrack is the music that you put behind your video. Music can tell a story or set a mood, or you can even juxtapose a serious song with a silly video like in the Children’s Hospital Promo by the Daniels: from DANIELS  PLUS 00:00 01:30 Now for the juicy prizes. In brief, there’s a bunch and the winners will end up spending months combing through all the cool stuff they will be showered with. In addition to the numerous prizes offered you’ll have a chance to upgrade that Basic account to some Power Ranger levels. For Hobbyists entering the challenge there are several prizes for winners including a year of Vimeo Plus! Wowza! For those entering the Pro’s challenge – you have a chance to win some equally chill prizes and a year of Vimeo PRO. That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Want to...
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Untitled – Room Tone, Presence, and Ambience

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Room Tone, Presence, and Ambience

Room Tone, Presence, and Ambience: Ah, the sound of silence. What makes it so important in film making, and why do we care? from Tumblr http://ift.tt/1jwdfWo via IFTTT
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