4. Exercise: Sound

SOUND PPT sound-editing-presentation


Exercise 2: Sound (15 secs of each unique sound example)

Find or create audio examples of the following sounds:

Sound (intentional) vs Noise (unintentional) distinction

Literal = referential, source connected

Nonliteral = intentionally source disconnect

  • Set locale (city), position of sound source (ambulance), environment (street traffic)
  • Occur outside the frame: honking of horn in car behind you
  • Music- set a specific mood, energy- rhythm, structure
  • Depict the following functions of sound
  • Information: forms of speech
  • Dialogue
  • Direct address
  • Narration

Outer orientation: locate viewer in

  • Space
  • Time
  • Situation
  • External event conditions

Inner orientation

  • Mood
  • Internal state
  • Music can provide Energy, Pacing, Vector Structure of Screen Dynamic

Aesthetic factors

  • Figure/Ground
  • Sound perspective
  • Sound continuity

Exercise 2- Sound


1. Mic Placement

2. Working with Audio in PM

3. Basics of Sound

4. Zettl Reading

5. Premiere Pro Tutorial on Sound. BASIC: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-premiere-pro-cc/adding-and-adjusting-music/


Making your own sound effects http://www.marblehead.net/foley/specifics.html

Sound Cloud http://soundcloud.com/101/getting-startedhttps://soundcloud.com/creators

Embed the SoundCloud Audio Player

Creative Commons info

A. http://soundcloud.com/creativecommons

Music: free & licensed for non-commercial videos

Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, … released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. https://www.freesound.org/

Sounddogs.com […] was the world’s first online commercial sound effects and production music library long before the Apple iTunes music store. We pride ourselves on having a vast, easily accessible sound library for immediate download (in .aiff, .wav. and .mp3) and packaged on CD/DVD or harddrive as the entire Soundstorm library. In November 2004, Sounddogs acquired the immense sound effects library of SoundStorm, a seven-time nominee and winner of an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing. Currently with 684,531 sound files online the Sounddogs.com library is constantly growing. Sounddogs.com travels all over the world recording authentic sounds in order to meet all of your most challenging sonic requests. http://www.sounddogs.com


The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America.  Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.” http://freemusicarchive.org/about/

Moby Gratis “is a resource for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short. Moby has made a selection of over 150 tracks from his huge catalog of music available to licence for free, via a simple online application system.” http://mobygratis.com/film-music.html

Vimeo Music Store has a fairly broad and interesting selection of pre-licensed music. It includes Creative Commons material (free) as well as commercial (limited synch license for $98) stuff.http://vimeo.com/musicstore


http://www.freesound.org/browse/ “The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs.”

http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/ “…royalty free sounds for filmmakers, sound designers, music producers, film students, and multimedia developers …sounds have been featured in a variety of independent films and videos, television programs, documentaries, commercials, games, radio shows, and new media projects.”

https://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.shtml “General sound effects, public domain sound effects, free royalty free sound effects”