Sound Editing

DMiP Week 6

In our sixth installment of Digital Media in Practice we were learning about more exciting features in the excellent editing program ‘Final Cut Pro’ (Choice of the Cohen brothers I hear tell!).

This week we concentrated on sound editing. We were shown some examples of footage shot locally by our lecturers that had no sound on it. Our task was to create a sound track by using any of the many sound effects available to overdub on to the footage timeline. The general idea was to create a narrative through diegetic sound, as the footage itself was uncomplicated.

By accessing a magnitude of effects on our Support Files drive….

List of Sound Effects on the Support Drive

… we were able to drag suitable sound files into our project tab. Similarly to the visual effects exercise we did in a previous session, it was possible to drag these effects into the time line and position them appropriately underneath the footage…

Time line footage with sound files

It is also possible to manipulate the volume of the sound effect, the panning, add other audio effects to the sound files such as reverb and distortion.

By creating anchor points and  adjusting the scale and rotation, one can control every aspect of the sound effect.

Sound Effects Panel

I chose a single tracking shot that slowly sweeps right to left over a countryside. This was the result of my editing. Volume to 11 please!

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About Roulette Revolver

Currently a first year undergraduate in Film & Media Studies.
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