HOW TO CREATE NEW SOUNDS – PART 2

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#wecando TOPCASES

Randy Thom is Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound, but still spends most of his time working on films. His credits include:Apocalypse Now, Return of the Jedi, Never Cry Wolf, Wild at Heart, Forrest Gump, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Thin Blue Line, War of the Worlds, Coraline, How To Train Your Dragon, Ghost in the Shell, and Ratatouille.

He has worked with a diverse list of directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, David Lynch, Guillermo del Toro, John Waters, Errol Morris, Henry Selick, Peter Jackson, Brad Bird, and Chris Wedge.

Randy says What passes for “great sound” in films today is too often merely loud sound.  High fidelity recordings of gunshots and explosions, and well fabricated alien creature vocalizations do not constitute great sound design.

What Randy proposes is that the way for a filmmaker to take advantage of sound is not simply to make it possible to record good sound on the set, or simply to hire a talented sound designer/composer to fabricate sounds, but rather to design the film with sound in mind, to allow sound’s contributions to influence creative decisions in the other crafts. (filmsound.org)

#wecando MAKING OF

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I will show show you a little part of the Foley production of the award-winning film nominated for an Oscar in 2016 as best animation – The Boy and the World (of Ale Abreu) was made.

The Foley this film is very important, is where the main character comes to life! And where it gives true to the scene, especially in animation.

Foley is a process of post production audio which sounds movements created in the studio are synchronized with the movie.This video is a great tutorial on what Foley is and how Foley artists go about adding the realistic audio touches to a movie.

They include sounds such as footsteps, clothes rustling, crockery clinking, paper folding, doors opening and slamming, punches hitting, glass breaking, even more.

Foley is a process of post production audio where sounds movements created in the studio are synchronized with the image. Examples of Foley sounds produced with the handling of clothes, objects, with steps, roles, doors, etc.

Foley is required to create action and movement to the scenes.

See the video examples how it was done the foley one of the scenes from the film. You can hear that the foley is the main element of sound of this scene, where sound does believe that this bike is “really” walking the asphalt helping, including the storytelling, making it more fun and full of action

Let’s talk and show even more, in our next newsletters.Special Thanks to the director Alê Abreu