Sound Production Blog 11/10

Day – 4 11/10

Where are my sounds from ?

Today we looked at where our sounds are going to be obtained from. The first step is to think about the project you are creating and how certain sounds or music is going to fit that project. Another good idea is to note down ideas and have sessions where you write down all the inspiration you come across.

Focus on sound

You need to insure that you like your own work before others can like your work as well. make sure you are passionate about your sound and others will feel the same. We also got taught the importance of listening to the environment around and really pick up all areas of sounds to make it realistic.

  1. The first script reading
  2. what to listen to
  3. grouping and voices
  4. the sound map (draft 1)
  5. the sound map (final draft)

The process of narrative and sound immersion 

It is important to fully understand all aspects of the sounds that are within in the scene. The emotion of the scene also plays a key part of the sound. This can decide the music and sounds that are played during those scene. Things to think about that can be making sounds are objects, actions, environment, emotions and transitions.

You also need to ensure that there similarities between sounds and make them have balance and chemistry so that it is more appealing for the audience.

The sound map is important to really understand the different categories of sounds and how they vary from each other. It is also important to understand how to separate them.  This includes concrete sounds, musical sounds and voice.

The script reading 

To help improve my own script it is a good idea to read other scripts to really grasps the way in which narratives are told. Within scripts they also show sounds that happens within the scene as well as dialogue. This can help me really capture the kind of feeling i want the audience to feel and help improve my overall project. I think i shall look at scripts and really disect it down. I will highlight words that is linked to a sound and see how it makes a impact on the scene and story.

In scripts they tell you if its exterior (EXT.) or interior (INT.). This helps to create or give a clue on what the emotions of feeling of what the scene has. This is usually the environment.

Sounds can be linked to people, objects and actions to help enhance that particular thing. environments can be made more realistic by ambient sounds. keywords in scenes can give clues or emotions to improve the dialogue or scene.

An example of breaking down a written piece : 

” The little boy tiptoes along the spikey tops of the rotten picket fence. trying in vain to ignore the menacing bulldog chained just below him. as the mad dog lunges against its restraints, the boys hands spastically flap to maintain balance. his sneakers loosing grip. ”


little boy, bulldog


picket fence, chains, sneakers


tiptoes, vain/ignore, lunges, against, spastically, flap, balance, loosing grip







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