I found it very helpful that Cathy Cook outlined how to go about using found sound without impeding on copyrights. She pointed out various websites with non-copyrighted sounds, as well as a few sites that required a minor fee. I was familiar with what a storyboard is and how it is used, but Cathy Cook showed a website dedicated to storyboards that contains several examples on how they look and are used when translated into film. Because this will be a collaborative project, my classmates and I are creating videos, while other students compose soundtracks. Cathy recommended using a scratch track initially. I was very familiar with most of the film terminology she used, but I had never heard of a scratch track. A scratch track is made up of temporary music or sound that mimics the finished product and is replaced in the final version. Cathy's suggestions for working collaboratively and using sound effectively in films will be very useful in the development of this upcoming project.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
More Than a Soundtrack
Workshopping with filmmaker Cathy Cook in preparation for our upcoming project was inspiring. I do not often work with film in my personal art, so I was pleased to have the opportunity to learn from someone who's art is majorly in film. Cathy Cook used several of her films as examples of how we can incorporate sound into our upcoming video projects. She discussed an early film of hers, June Brides, and how she made many of the sound effects using nothing more than her own mouth. She also used films that she found relevant to our upcoming project that she did not work on or create.
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