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Audio Challenge: Adding Foley to Charlie Chaplin

By Posted in - Class Recaps & Spring 2012 UMW Tricks on February 20th, 2012 1 Comments

This is the result of tonight’s in class ds106 challenge. As we are starting audio, I did a little explanation of the role of the foley artist in film and radio.

Students formed 5 groups, and each group was charged with creating sound effects for a specified 30 second segment of Charlie Chaplin’s In the Lion’s Cage. They could use any props in the room or their own body. I played the video back with the sound muted, and asked the groups to perform the effects live.

The video above was edited to overlay the audio I recorded. They did pretty damn good for only have 15 minutes to plan their sounds.

My only small disappointment was a lack of a Willhelm Scream.

My thanks for Scott Lockman with whom a skype conversation the other night generated the idea for this activity.

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  • Dog 1: Copyright 0 – CogDogBlog - Reply

    January 25, 2013 at 11:23 am

    […] The “violation” is that a year ago, I found (on YouTube) a 2 minute clip from a 1929 Charlie Chaplin movie. I was teaching ds106 at UMW, and it was a great suggestion from Scott Lockman when I was teaching audio to come up with an activity for my class. I put them in groups, and assigned them each a 30 second section of the film. Their task was to improvise foley sounds that could used to create a new sound track in place of the music. […]