Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Art of Movie Sounds

A key element in most good movies is the soundtrack of that movie. There is more to a sound track than a compilation of songs. The sounds of horses galloping, a crowd cheering, or the bustle of a busy subway are also sound elements that can become part of what makes a movie great. The people that create those sounds are called foley artists. In the video below foley artist Gary Hecker demonstrates and explains the creation of many sounds heard in movies.

SoundWorks Collection: Gary Hecker - Veteran Foley Artist from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

H/T to Open Culture.

Applications for Education
If you have students creating videos, it might be worth showing them this short video to help them get ideas for creating sound effects and how those sound effects can influence the way their video production is perceived by viewers.