There are many sounds that could make a movie . Especially when it comes down to cartoon movies . Which you have to think of every move the cartoon characters are doing, to make it sound and look realistic. Multimedia sound production is an amazing tool that was brought into the Motion Graphics. That plays with two of your five sense . Your hearing and your site(seeing) , sometime time when there is no sound your mind would pick up name up sound:. And if if was your site (seeing) only your mind would create a picture to match up the sound .
However in my second take on the same sense i taken I took a different approach, I wanted my part to match up almost to everything that was going on in my 30 second sense. Which it was a lot of motion I need to match up . It was very difficult since every second was a motion that need a sound and a perfect match up with the crazy plane and my addition into the story line. Where I gotten all my sound effect was from Soundbible.
However for the second time around i chose to do the same scene i had before. however it was a little difficult since we had to take out the soundtrack music we where using. And add the sound that were messing for from the short film. Every second i had to add a effect to match it up what was going on in the scene. And making it more believeabe to the audience eyes and ears, every second counts when it comes down to sound effect.
All My Sound effect come from Soundbible, which it has many amazing sound effect for almost for the project you might be working with.
This post will be the explanation of the scenes from 1:45 to 2:15. Each 3 second scene will explained with facts.
1:45-1:48- Mickey picks up the propeller and puts it on the plane. The sound that we can use is more a knock if time right or even a pole knocked on a wall.
1:48-1:51- Mickey takes footsteps and walks at the back of the plane. We can use regular footsteps and just make it go more quicker like Mickey does on the screen.
1:51-1:54- Mickey picks up the wheels of the plane and moves it to his right. This can be tricky if someone can do a whistle of a noise fast and swallowing to make the sound.
1:54-1:57- Mickey picks up the back of the plane and jumps up and down with emotional. Jumping steps can be include in this part of the scene.
1:57-2:00- A chicken comes into the scene makes noise with his feet. An object of any kind used on a table for noise.
2:00- 2:03- The chicken is hitting the floor and mickey comes in silently. Finger tapping on a table can be used for that.
2:03- 2:06- Mickey pulls the feathers out of the chicken. Pulling something like a bottle or object making noise seems to fit it well on this scene.
2:06- 2:09- Chicken runs away and Mickey comes back. footsteps again for both characters.
2:09- 2:12- Mickey jumps into the plane and moves the chicken’s feathers on the back of the plane. Moving an object could make the noise on the chicken feathers.
2:12- 2:15- Mickey moves and Minnie comes into the scene. Walking steps and making a shocking noise of a person.
We should also use this style from Bugs Bunny which is pretty good in my opinion. At first when I did this project I thought it would be a little boring, but it was a good post to do. It taught me how to really dig deep into the observation of the sound design being displayed in Plane Crazy. I really understand now how it is and hope that in the future I can continue to these types of work.
As we approach the midway point of the fall semester, I find it very hard to say that I have both learned all I could and given this class all I have. While there are still many things I want to learn from taking this class it may be harder than I imagined. I find that remembering all the terms and sound concepts don’t really stick as I want them too but as we progress I see where they fall. After doing some thinking ive realized certain areas that if I improved in would held me reach my potential in this course.
AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT
I find that if I take my time writing notes and document my post more I would not forget a lot of the key information. Yes, its computer based course but I find that all the notes I take on my phone rarely get read over. Also if I took the actual sound book out more and try to fit reading it into my already swamped reading schedule I would retain more. Although I have no real reason to take out equipment at this time I think if I took out one thing a week and learned that I would retain more. Lastly, moving forward I am going to do more than say because the internet has many answers I just need to know where to look.
Some of the good things I consistently do is actually show up and participate. Although i do not always come across clear I do not show how embarrassed I am to be wrong or misleading. Another thing I feel I do well is listen. I listen well enough to know what to be expected from me. This class is seemingly hard because there are really no instructions on how to come up with fresh ideas but I haven’t given up so that good. I find that the more I get criticized about my work the more determined I am to do better. Needless to say I want to showcase what I know and learned in every post I make.
I plan to leave all inconsistent behaviors behind and work on showcasing my tenaciousness in my post. I will not only show up but engage and earn my knowledge in sound along with my grade. This will be one of the hardest things to do with so many demanding classes I’m taking this semester but its well wroth the struggle.
This clip I recorded using my Zoom H2n recorder on an XY mode. I used the internal microphones and decided to walk through a small airport hanger which had two sets of doors leading to the outside. In all it was a 30 to 50 second trip. You’ll hear the difference in the song while in between the sliding doors and in the middle of the hanger and finally outside. After constant and great success with getting to know Audacity more and more I’m able to put effects in certain spots by increasing and decreasing levels slowly. I used reverb to show the difference in perspectives.
I really thought this project would be easy, for I have mixed things before and created filters and different perspectives of instruments before. I noticed that when I played an original sound back and recorded it over again adding reverb, panning, and volume control, I heard the changes through my headphones. However, once I played back the recording I had just done, those changes in left to right, up to down and near to far were not there. Audacity is really tricky.
Anyhow, I finally realized I have to do more research on achieving the goals I’ve set out for. Anyway, I settled for one straight perspective of me singing a song, which I did originally in my closet with a closed in no bounce or echo sound because of the clothes there to dampen the sound. I’ll put both versions up now so if you’d like to hear the differences. Enjoy.
First is my Perspective of a tunnel with to closed in ends. In other words, you’re stuck in the middle of a tunnel with the sound and it has no way of escaping. … enjoy.