Sound is HARD


"Whichever method you use, you need to eliminate as much noise as possible from your location. Turn off all fans and air conditioners to reduce airflow. Close all doors and windows. Unplug the refrigerator (hint: leave your keys in the refrigerator so you remember to plug it back in when you’re done). Try and get the neighbors to turn off their radio. In short, it must be SILENT."

Be sure to check out all of the great posts on I Go To Film School So You Don't Have To.


Sania Wyatt said...

How do the filmmakers manage to make a shot then in public places where you can't eliminate all the noise?

Marcus Sonsteby said...

A director will work with a boom operator to capture clear, directional sound.

I'm going to update with a new post relating to boom operators.

Larry_Chimp_Man said...

The sound is often replicated when shooting in a busy location (such as a subway or busy street) or with a loud camera. The sound guys will use all sorts of objects and techniques to perfect the sound of the scene. This procedure is called "Foley."

Sorry if you guys knew all of this.

Marcus Sonsteby said...

Hey, thanks Larry_Chimp_Man. I haven't posted about Foley yet, since that's post-production and I'm still in the early stages of pre-production.

It's good to think ahead about the sound design of a film.