Week 6 – Work Blog

Day 1

After half term, out main course teacher showed how to record sound and provide it into editing. he was alking about recording, sound waves and the foley sound.

Foley sound – Foley sound is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video and other audio qualities.


We also saw a very interesting video of the foley sound in lord of the rings.

After the video we watched another video shoert animation film involving 2 ballons in the desert. But what we had a small task in which we had to write down every single sound that we hear.

Then we watched another short animation film which was made by Pixar entitled Lifted.

We then were joined into a group of 4 and had to catch foley sound in the hallways of Canterbury college and match up the sounds from lifted with real life sound.

Our best sound was one of a breaking glass. We found a plastic spoon in the hallway and recorded the spoon being smashed by our class mate with a microphone.

The result sounded like a gunshot.


I wrote down a list of every thing i heard in that video. And here is what i picked up.

  • Crickets
  • Strong beat
  • Banging
  • Pen Writing
  • Horn
  • Music, Smashing
  • Chair movement
  • Tapping
  • Flick of fingers
  • Screaming
  • Quires
  • Door opening
  • Skittles cracking
  • Tree sound
  • Sniffing
  • Falling sound
  • Strong sound wave noise
  • Buzzing
  • Buton flicking sound
  • Rock band background
  • The final countdown song.
  • Air vent
  • Glass smashing

Foley sound in movies-

There has been movies surrounding foley sound like Blow out an Berberian Sound Studio both grim little thrillers


Day 2

In the morning of Thursday we carried on working on foley sound. By finishing off with catching the sound of closed doors water falling , sniffing and even wind sounds.

Then we added all those sound footage and saved them onto our computer.

This is where the difficult task came in.

We had to edit all those sounds we just recorded of the ambience of canterbury college. Use the short film of lifted which is mute and add all the sound we recorded and make our own lifted with our own sound that we catched.

Adding foley sound into edting wasn’t an easy task for somebody unfamiliar with editing.

Day 3

We carried on working on the editing the sound of Lifted all in which we had these tips in mind.

Sound and light waves

  • When sound waves hit a hard surface , they reflect off it causing an echo.
  • If the source of the sound is in motion you hear or perceive sound of higher or lower frequencies.This sensation is because of the doppler effect.










Week 6 – Work Blog

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