Reflection: Week 1
Reflection: Week 2
Reflection: Week 3
Reflection: Week 4
Reflection: week 5
Reflection: Week 1
Reflection: Week 2
Reflection: Week 3
Reflection: Week 4
Reflection: week 5
Today I realised I would not have enough time to complete all of the foley for the amount of clips I had originally planned for. So today, having had to stray away from my plan, I decided to ask an audience of people for their feedback on the clips I had chosen (without any foley) and get them to suggest different sounds I can create for different segments and parts of the film.
After having received the feedback I feel like I have done well in both choosing the part of the fins i wished to make a clip from. Also the choice to make the second clip completely silent went down really well too. I received feedback such as “The way the clip is silent allows for more emotion and emphasis to be put into the foley creation”
Today I finished editing the foley and implementing it into the clip (with the help of suggestions from yesterday). I then proceeded to once again gather feedback from the audience i had surveyed yesterday. The feedback was mixed and I had been given various replies. One person said “The mixing of the foley isn’t the best and can be improved by the
Today I trimmed the second clip down to the right size. Using premiere once again allowed for a quick and easy process. There was a slight problem cutting out the original voices from the film. which lead to debate weather or not i will need to dub over the vices or just leave the clip silent.
eventually i agreed to leave the clip silent and just add the foley over the top. This will hopefully show a range of style and emotion in my technique of foley creation. Its good to have variety within your work and not do the same thing for every one of your tasks.
Today I have researched about the art of foley creation and some of the ways to record foley. Also I have searched youtube for videos on the manipulation of foley within logic.
Hibbard (2015) states that “To capture a good recording, it is essential that your sound has sonic depth, width, and height. These spatial attributes are the difference between hi-fi and lo-fi recordings.” (Hibbard 2015)
Hibbard (2015) goes on to say “A typical room in an average sized home is going to be acoustically inferior to a larger room designed with acoustics in mind. Creating your own foley soundstage can aid you in squeezing that dimensional sound out of an average to smaller sized room.” (Hibbard 2015)
I believe this is a reliable source due to the reviews and many other articles Hibbard has written on Foley
Matt Hibbard. (2015). Recording Foley and Sound Effects: The Fundamentals. Available: https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/recording-foley-and-sound-effects-the-fundamentals/. Last accessed 10th Jun.
The idea of using a foley sound stage to show of what I can do would be very impressive. However there are a lot of things to take into consideration.
Warner Bros. Sound (2017) “The Foley stages offer custom sound effects and design to enhance and define your soundtrack. Our Foley Artist and Mixer bring their award winning expertise to your project.”
Warner Bros. Sound. (2017). Foley Stages. Available: http://www.wbsound.com/burbank/facilities/foley-stages/. Last accessed 5th June 2017.
UAL Awarding Body – Level 3 Diploma
|Pathway||Music Sound Production|
|Section 1: Context (Approx 300 words)|
|My knowledge, skills and understanding of the course have improved significantly upon beginning the course. Coming into the course I had never heard of the word “Foley” however I was intrigued when watching Foley artists such as Adrian Medhurst create sound for some of my favourite films of all time (The Hobbit), which influenced my chosen route of my first Year FMP.
My referencing has improved massively throughout the year and is a lot tighter and cleaner as shown in last years project. In terms of editing and recording Foley itself, I will still have to experiment. Nevertheless I intend to expand my knowledge further on the art of Foley and hope to take what I know/will know into future work and employment. I now aspire to become a Foley artist
My research is what was hindering my performance within my first year FMP and I still need to expand my research If I want to heighten my final grade. I need to experiment with research sources further than the internet (Books, Articles, etc.).
The reason I have decided to carry on with Foley coming into the second year is due to the success of my first year FMP. However this year I have decided to take what I have learnt to a new level. I aim to create the Foley and sounds for 6 film clips chosen by myself. In order to show the cultural and different ways of creating sound for certain films. Furthermore I aim to do Foley live for a chosen clip and create my own sound stage for this. This is a whole different experience than that of my first year FMP, focusing more on cultural and film based recording, different ways/techniques of recording Foley, thus allowing me to further expand on what I have already learnt.
|Section 2: Research ( Approx 50 Words)|
|Primary research will include skills I have learnt during previous projects (Creating sounds using Foley), leading into my secondary research (discovering different ways people use Foley) using the internet as my main source. Furthermore I will be talking with specialists in the Foley industry and getting their views what can be improved and how.|
|Section 3: Problem Solving ( Approx 100 words )|
|Many problems are likely to arise. Time management, not reproducing sounds I already have for certain clips (making the Foley sound alike for every clip) and many more. I intend to focus on these aspects the most and intend to create a clear plan and timetable in order to prevent this form happening. I will create different folders for each individual clip and keep it clean and tidy. These were the main problems during and throughout my last project and it will be in my best interest to prevent this from happening again. Thus making my current project run a lot smoother.
|Section 4: Planning and Production (Approx 50 words )|
|I will use milestones in my plan to see when I reach significant points throughout the course of the project. I aim to follow my plan to the best of my abilities, whatever problems arise. If I am not able to follow my plan I will record and reflect upon this.|
|Section 5: Practical Skills ( Approx 100 words)|
|Many skills will be required during my project. Manipulating Foley, recording Foley and editing Foley respectively. During last years FMP I have used these skills. Studio time is something I need to experience a little more. During the “Girl in the pool” project I used the studio to create Foley. However I wish to expand on this and gain a wider understanding of the studio as a whole. I hope to take my skills in Foley creation to the next level in this project and use a wider range of techniques and methods when creating and recording Foley. (experiment with different recording techniques etc.)|
|Section 6: Evaluation and Reflection|
|I will be reflecting using word press and also recording my voice and actions throughout my practical work. Having 1 on 1s and using critical friends to get their views and opinions, thus allowing me to adapt and enhance my work, ultimately allowing me to achieve the best outcome.|
|Section 7: Presentation|
|The final section provides an opportunity for you to describe how you intend to organise
and present the work generated throughout the development of your project. You should consider the most appropriate formats for communicating the development of your ideas to an identified audience, both visually and conceptually and how you will present your conclusions and outcomes. I intend to approach my work very practically. Performing live Foley and also showing my work in some fore coming shows. I aim to reproduce one of my clips (Foley) live in front of a reasonably sized audience and gather feedback.
Elsea, P. (1996). Studio Acoustics. Available:
http://artsites.ucsc.edu/ems/music/tech_background/te-14/teces_14.html. Last accessed 5th Mar 2017.
FilmSound. (1997). FOLEY. Available: http://filmsound.org/terminology/foley.htm. Last accessed 5th Mar 2017.
Hibbard, M. (2005). Recording Foley and Sound Effects: The Fundamentals. Available: https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/recording-foley-and-sound-effects-the-fundamentals/. Last accessed 5th Mar 2017.
Rodrigues, P. (1995). The Art of Foley – What Is It?. Available: http://www.marblehead.net/foley/whatisitman.html. Last accessed 5th Mar 2017.
Rodrigues, P. (2013). Feet. Available: http://www.marblehead.net/foley/feet.html. Last accessed 5th Mar 2017.
The Art Career Project. (2014). Foley Art. Available: http://www.theartcareerproject.com/foley-art-career/569/. Last accessed 5th Mar 2017.
Virostek, P. (2015). Field Recording Gear Buyer’s Guide. Available: http://www.creativefieldrecording.com/2015/11/18/field-recording-gear-buyers-guide/#portable. Last accessed 5th Mar 2017.
Additional Requirements not included in the 800 word Proposal
Proposal cover sheet and project title
Today I Finished editing the clip and began working on foley for the first clip. The foley creation itself was a long process and took a little extra time than i had thought. Next step will be to insert the foley into the film, preparing for next weeks foley creation for the next clip.
Monday 15th May
Today I finished cutting down the clips ready for foley creation tomorrow. I aim to complete the foley for one of the chosen clips by wednesday 17th. Using premier to cut down the clips has made the process a lot smoother and saved me a lot of time. After i cut down the clips in premier exported the clips into logic ready to edit.
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Due to personal issues I will be starting my project on Wednesday 10th May 2017. My aim is to continue following what I have planned. I will have less time to complete my project than I had hoped for. This will show that I can use my time efficiently and complete the project even though there are a few issues.