In the words of Hans Christian Andersen, “where words fail, music speaks.” We agree with Andersen that the sound being applied to the picture is just as important as what is actually said on screen.
Sound design isn’t grabbing a bunch of noise and finding a way to make it pleasing to the ear. It is the process of manipulating, and sometimes creating, sound to design a desired effect or mood. Sound design has the power to transform a good movie scene into a powerful visual representation. A well orchestrated piece of music and sound can elevate the mood trying to be conveyed, no dialogue required!
Let’s face it, sometimes stock effects just don’t cut it (okay, if we’re being honest, stock effects don’t cut it most of the time). You want real, authentic sound. Let us go out and create it for you.
Whether it’s recording noise in public spaces, grouping various sounds together, or grabbing a field recorder and capture what’s real, design custom sound fx is a fun experience that brings a new dynamic to your project. This step can create something entirely different than originally intended, giving a specific moment of the film exactly what it needs.
Custom Sound FX
Let’s face it, sometimes stock effects just don’t cut it.
No interns were harmed during the staged fight. Probably.
Foley is the process of recording effects as they occur on the screen. For example, we might jump into an actor’s shoes to record their footsteps. We might smash a glass bottle over our head for a fight scene (actually we’d use an intern for that). While Foley may not always look pretty, the impact of Foley done well goes far beyond the potential for stock effects. It can be the difference in a viewer believing what they are seeing or hearing, or being distracted by its fakeness and being and taken out of the moment.