We have already done some basic exploration of sound when we did the foley sound exercise. This week we are going to go into much more detail in terms of how to describe sound in film and analyse the meaning communicated.
We will be completing an analysis at the end of the week.
You need to be able to describe all the elements of sound that feature in a film. Here is a diagram of those elements that you need to describe and analyse.
Diegetic Sound (includes foley)
We’re going to do an analysis of the sound in this sequence from The Return of the Jedi (1983) Marquand, from the beginning to 5.04.
Watch through the clip and make notes using a copy of this document to make your notes.
They key to this is to describe the examples of the various sounds from your text clearly. Here is a blog with some useful ideas about how to describe music.
Sound Recording Task
Record dialogue in a scene using the boom and shot gun mic.
Here is the sequence, from 4.49 until the end.
We will be filming on one camera from two angles and recording using a shotgun mic, external recorder and boom.
We will sync up the sound and video in post using WeVideo. I will upload the footage and you will have to edit the video and sound together.
- Here is the group project link to WeVideo for Mr Gregson’s class.
- Here is the group project link to WeVideo for Miss Hales class.