This week’s video and blog post go hand in hand so first I would go and watch this week’s YouTube video; it is below:

And now we can talk a little bit about sound!  I won’t go into too much depth because we might be here all night, but I will give you some resources so that you can start using sound to your advantage.

First, as you might have noticed, there are a couple of different types of sound that you can use in your film: soundtrack and score music, diegetic sound effects, non-diegetic sound effects, and presence noise.  Diegetic means that it is part of the film world.  These kinds of sounds include someone punching someone or music coming from the radio.  Non-diegetic sounds come from outside the film world.  Score and soundtrack music are considered non-diegetic parts of a film.

As you saw in the video, there are a lot of different ways that sound can influence the audiences perception of the film.  What I didn’t mention is that a lot of actions in films are actually dubbed over with sound effects!  Mics can’t always catch sounds in the ways that we would hear them (or in the way the filmmaker wants you to hear them).  So people called Foley artists will create sounds that match the action in the film. You can check out this link to learn more about Foley artists and what they do:

Lastly, I want to give you the opportunity to get involved with sound!  So here’s the link to the 55 Great Websites to Download Free Sound Effects: so you can start experimenting!

I know this hasn’t been very lengthy, but this is very new to me and I’m learning a lot about it myself!  If you’d like me to dig deeper, or make more videos with cool sound effects, leave a comment and let me know!  AND if you have any cool comments on sound, you can always leave that in the comments as well!