Youtube Saturday: Looking at sound in Film

Yep, it's THAT time of the week again!

It’s been a while since my last post, but it’s finally back. This week’s youtube saturday is focused squarely on sound in films. This isn’t just limited to film scores, but dialogue, sound effects, atmospheric noise, and tips on how to get these best. But anyway, on with the show!

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Welcome, to the world of tomorrow!

The Victoriana logo (drawn by Georgina Greves)

So, having our biggest project to date filmed last Saturday (in terms of cast and crew), we’re even more revved up than before about filmmaking.

Preliminary credits for Victoriana are as follows:


Arthur Spear as Stanley O’Finney

Vicki Stone as Alexis Stone

Hannah Brewis as Maisy Tregew

and Tim Hart as Dominic McWater


Kristian Greet – Director/Assistant Editor

Paul Blewitt – Cameraman/Editor

Emily King – Continuity Keeper/Producer/Assistant Editor

Patrick Blewitt – Clapperboard guy/Miscellaneous

The shoot was quite successful, although it has become apparent that a load of ADR work is needed (Automatic Dialogue Replacement).

But as I said, we’re all pumped for future projects at the moment, so watch this space. But I’ll let you know of a few future investments that I intend on making very soon:

First is a monitor. Being small budget, virtually any one would do. Why do we need one? A monitor helps the director (and other cast and crew) see what the image will turn out like while on set.

A Director's monitor - because good acting can be ruined with bad camerawork!

Second is a copy of Pro Tools 9, though I may have to wait a little longer for that. I’m also not that musically inclined, so I may have to get people to do the music production for me.

The Pro Tools 9 logo. Similar to AVID's other logos.

Third is the Chroma key kit. Again, I’ll have to wait longer.

Chromakey kit - We've already got the lighting though...

Then there’s the field recorder. This will actually enable us to go out and create a library of Foley sounds, which may mean another resource for you guys (we may decide to put them up on the site for free downloads, we’ll see).

The R44 Field Recorder by Edirol. I've settled on this one for sound capture - although it will be a while before I can acquire it

I’ll also be after a few radio mics.

Lavalier mics for wireless sound - good for when you can't get the mic close enough to the actor!

After all those (or possibly somewhere in the middle of them), I will also be acquiring some camera movement devices (A working dolly, a jib, etc).

Then I will be seeking to upgrade equipment, such as the need for a better camera.

Filmmaking can sure be expensive, although so rewarding!