I found this task extremely interesting. I was able to learn about Foley sound and how to create it successfully. I was able to learn about different types of pickup pattern and put this into practise to help understand the huge effects of changing them. I love doing the practical task as it allows me to understand what we have learned more fully. Unfortunately some of the foley sound clips I tried to create were not completely successful, but I have now realised what I could do better to improve in the future, and this has really helped to build confidence in myself as a creator.
Overall I found the research task this week really interesting. It was great learn all about Foley. Originally I was really apprehensive about the task as I didn’t totally understand the concept of Foley, and why it is so important, but now this has totally changed. When analysing the movie clip I I feel like I had began to understand that there are so many different levels of sounds that make up the overall audio. I found it quite challenging to pick out individual sounds at first, but after listening to the clip twice I had easily picked out many different types of Foley Sound.
Unit 3 was probably my favorite task of the week as it opened my eyes to something that I hadn’t considered before. This Is the different types of role you can have within sound. It was really interesting and challenging to learn the difference between a Foley Engineer and Sound Engineer. It was also really refreshing to start to look at some university and college courses that you can take when wanting to go into sound. I liked finding out the variety of different courses out there, and how they will each teach you differently.
Looking back, this blog post was one of the more challenging ones of the week. This is because I, at first, found it tricky to analyse a scene for mise-en-scene but, after a little practise, I quickly got the hang of it. It was really informative to learn about mise-en-scene, and how just a tiny change in scene, for example a change in prop or gesture, can change the whole atmosphere of said scene.