O Foley Night

Woah! It’s been a while since you heard from me last (unless you follow me on Snapchat and Instagram, because like I’ve mentioned before, that’s where it happens these days)

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Anyway, I’m glad you took the time to stop by! I’ll try my best to make it worthwhile.

We’re currently in the so-called post-production of our short films, which means I spend the majority of my time in the editing lab cutting, organizing, trimming, scrubbing, viewing, listening, loving and hating the 16 millimeter footage I shot in five weeks ago.

And to my big surprise, I feel that I’ve had more freetime than usual,┬ábut that turns out to be a subjective feeling. On Wednesday, for example, I came home from school at 1:15 AM … so I don’t have to elaborate much more on that.┬áThe bottom line is that while editing it’s less stressful than being on set, the hours are still the same. Anywhow, I love every part of it.

— Especially when I step out of the editing lab and I see this #nofilter

The infamous evaluation/premiere dates for our films are coming up soon, so most conversations at Tisch starts with “How’s your editing going?” and ends with “Yeah, I have to fix the sound too … ”

And speaking of sound; on Tuesday a part of Crew 7 spent a full day inside a small dusty sound-proof room. Okay, that sounds scary, but I’ll explain:

We did so-called “foley sound.” If you’re not familiar with the concept, “foley” is a technique used to reproduce sound effects in movies. It sounds amateurish and it looks silly, but it’s actually a legitimate Hollywood technique.

As you can see in the video below: We had a blast! I don’t know if it was the lack of oxygen in the room or what, but we laughed so much we could have created our own laugh tracks and sold them to an NBC sitcom.

You can only try to recreate the sound of faceplanting and nosepicking so many times before things get weird.

Click to play the video below:

Now I better go to bed. Tomorrow I’ll be helping shoot a short documentary about a 100-year-old woman!

Bless you,
Maria

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