SOUND BOX (your archive of digital sound effects)
You need to collect sound effects (FXs) and store them in a digital archive. You can call this archive SOUND BOX. Set up a system of naming the FXs - STANDARDIZING FILE NAMES - efficient system, as film Keep a back up of SOUND BOX, as this is your resource for post-production. Teacher or similar has to keep this MASTER VERSION OF SOUND BOX. Keep adding to SOUND BOX. Each student should have the task of searching for, and editing, new sound effects for SOUND BOX. TEACHER - SECURITY: As students work from SOUND BOX, you will need to delete all the files and copy again from the MASTER VERSION OF SOUND BOX. This will be a regular procedure. Some of the files in SOUND BOX will get corrupted. When students are in postproduction, back up of SOUND BOX must be done daily. There is a problem if new files are saved into SOUND BOX, and not into the back up. You have to set up a procedure for everyone using SOUND BOX. New files have also to be saved into a ADD TO BACK UP folder. POSTPRODUCTION - PUTTING SOUND BOX TO WORK
HERE IS THE PROCEDURE FOR COPYING AND PASTING A FILE FROM SOUND BOX
NEVER remove a file from SOUND BOX (as CUT and PASTE). Always COPY and PASTE into your project, so that the files in SOUND BOX remain for everyone as an archive. In your folder (for your project), Go - FILE - SAVE AS - SAVE AS TYPE - scroll down to choose the type. Examples of types of files - .wav files and .MP3 files. .wav files are BIGGER and so have more detail of sound than MP3s. We can combine MP3s with WAVs in a project. Your project could well use other file types.
You can save a .wav file as .MP3. You will then lose some of the quality of the sound of that file. MP3 is in a category called a 'lossy' file - from lose. It loses some quality.
You CANNOT save a .MP3 file as a .wav file. You will only get silence, nothing. You cannot scale up.
Filmic - styles of radio drama directing and post-production which creatively relate to film for the FILMIC SYSTEM OVERALL approach.
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Production issues in detail
atmos and soundscapes double frame - triple frame clustering underscoring music - fighting the dialogue Noise 'moving camera' technique Music montage
'Will you turn that music down!'
18-second rule drop-ins sound pictures memorability number the scenes carefully with a system voice in the mind = interiorizing time-space rule or jump cut
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