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Charlie Chaplin’s Foley Artist

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While an iconic of the silent film era, Charlie Chaplin's movies never got the audio oomph of THX. Here is your chance to make the silent era come alive by adding foley sound effects to a movie lacking them. Select a clip from the Annotated Filmography of Charlie Chaplin. Turn the sound all the way down, and study the action to identify places where you could add sound effects using every day objects around you, or even just your own ability to mimic sounds. These should not be recordings of sounds on your computer, you must make them in real time.

Play the movie back with the audio turned down, and then record your own audio with the sound effects. Make a new video with your sound effects replacing the original.

Learn more about Foley Artists and watch examples (1, 2) of them in action.

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Unit 10

Making Movies

I’m working with Windows Movie Maker. It took me a while to figure out the editing tool because stupidly I was reading it as if what I clipped was removed and of course its what is between the in and out points that remains. Because of that I …

That Foley Assignment

For this Assignment, rated 4 stars. I had to mute the audio track on this section of ‘The Lions Cage’.

I used Adobe Premiere Pro for this, (as usual). It’s the easiest to use and also gives me the ability to remove the audio too. Once the audio was muted …

Charlie Chaplin: The Lion’s Cage Foley Sounds!

As my birthday is in February, I was tasked with creating Foley sounds for the actions between 00:30 and 01:00 in Charlie Chaplin’s The Lion’s Cage.  Some of the sounds were tough to create with just my body and the items I found around me,  but overall I feel like …

Foley-Chaplin-Revisions

This is my video of Charlie Chaplin, The Lion’s Cage.  I ran into a lot of issues when I used Windows Movie Maker.  So I had to do some research another type of software and found Wondershare Video Editor.  I had to start my project over from scratch and I …

Chaplin Escapes Animal Planet

Technology always seems to fail exactly when it is needed. I have been using iMovie more frequently than I normally do because of ds106 and it seems to have taken its toll. Every time I try to create a new project and begin working on it the software crashes unexpectedly. …

Tosh.0

To me, this video seemed like one that would go viral pretty quickly. I think that people would be very entertained by some guy getting locked in a lion enclosure. Therefore, I decided to create a story in which This video has been an internet sensation:

I don’t usually watch …

The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For

It’s almost time for the best act in the circus! Leo the Lion is an extraordinary, popular lion that is the envy of all other acts.  People from all over come to see this magnificent creature perform!

But wait, oh no! There’s trouble!

 

I got the idea to do …

What NOT to do at the circus

Before coming with your family to the circus, be sure to watch the video below! It provides you with many examples of what NOT to do at the circus to make sure you stay safe on your visit.

Charlie Chaplin was kind enough to make a visit to the circus …

Charlie the Animal Whisper!

Write up a blog post embedding your new version of the story. Explain where the idea came from, and include reference URLs for all media you used. Also include a screen shot of your video editing interface.

I knew this assignment would be challenging and it lived up to it. …

Charlie and the Lion Perform the Circus Jig

Here is my new take on Charlie’s story! When watching the final clip, once I was able to get the audio to line up, it reminded me of a dance. I decided to base my new take on the story as if Charlie and the Lion were competitive dancers on …

Simba’s Dream

For this assignment, we went brought back the Foley assignment for a 2nd round, taking the clips that the class created and pulling it into the Chaplin video as an exercise of our video editing skills.  Additionally, we took time to create introduction, layer on a new soundtrack, and …

It Was Only Just a Dream

So this week’s assignment was a doozey! Good thing I had a Saturday night free and a good glass of wine!  I won’t belabor the technical/computer issues I encountered because they are completely my own fault but I will give you the high-level overview of how this all went down …

Darwin Award Honorable Mention

I repurposed this 02:55 clip from Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 film “The Circus” to create an anachronistic story about a mime who missed the ultimate Darwin Awards top prize. The criterion for the Darwin Awards follows:

“In the spirit of Charles Darwin, the Darwin Awards commemorate individuals who protect our …

Chaplin Circus Fraternity Initiation

This was my first video creation/editing experience! I learned a lot from this assignment and it was cool to see how easy it can be to add in things like a title and credits. The trickiest part for me was adding in the overlay audio, but I ended up using …

Charlie Chaplin’s Wild Kingdom

Initially I drew a blank when trying to think of a new story for the clip of Charlie Chaplin in the lion’s cage, but then it reminded me of the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom television show which suggested some possibilities. Wild Kingdom is a wildlife adventure show from the …

Foley Sounds, Chaplin Style

After having created a 30 second foley sound file a few weeks ago for a Charlie Chaplin silent film, this week we used other students’ files to create the whole film.

I used Karissa’s, Dr. Levine’s, Brittany’s, my own, cwyrough’s, and Kaitlyn’s sounds in my video:…

Playing Foley

Okay. I’m gonna admit something. I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time. This assignment was absolutely hilarious! Hearing people’s sounds was awesome. People were incredibly creative and surprised me!

Here’s my rendition:

 

Here are the sound clips I chose to use:

It took me only a few …

In the jungle, the mighty jungle..

…the lion sleeps tonight! Well, except in this case! As apart of video week, we had to take our classmates Charlie Chaplin Foley sounds (see here for previous work!) and put it into the video. This is what the past couple of weeks was working to get us to work …

A True Act of Folly

A couple of weeks ago, I made a foley clip for part of Charlie Chaplin‘s silent film, the Lion’s Cage.  Once everyone had made their own clips, we had to assemble them all into one smooth foley story.

I downloaded the original video of The Lion’s Cage from …

Bringing the Foley to Life

The final thing I did this week was bringing the Foley video we saw a few weeks back to life. We had to do this by downloading the video clip, removing the audio, and replacing it with our classmates’ Foley clips and a different soundtrack to match the story we …

Back to Foley

The one assignment that we all had to do this week was recreating the Foley assignment that we made during audio week.  Then we each got assigned thirty seconds of the video to make up our own audio for and this week we had to take audio and add in …

Chaplin! Chaplin! Chaplin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5kJt00icdo&feature=youtu.be

This video was based off an assignment we did a few weeks before these past 2 weeks.

I put my own music to the silent film that Charlie Chaplin did.  Using foley from my classmates and movie maker I was able to piece it all together.  The spin I …

Finally Foley!

Finally it all gets put together! A few weeks ago (it seriously seems like an eternity ago) we had to create our own sound effects for a Charlie Chaplin video, but we had to do it Foley style. Watching the video now, I was very glad that I was born …

Pissed Off Lion

To cap off the two weeks of video work for ds106, I completed the Chaplin Foley Artists assignment by retelling the original Chaplin film, “The Lion’s Cage”. The assignment required that I add audio and other media elements to change the original story. I chose to tell the story …

Stuck in a lion’s cage

Almost a month ago we had an assignment to make some Foley sounds for a section of the Charlie Chaplin video “A Lion’s Cage“. I was responsible for the section between 2:31-2:55. I made my sounds and (at the time) they matched up with the video just about …

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Remember when I posted about creating foley sounds for the Charlie Chapman video? Well, one of our assignments for this two weeks of video was to do something with those sound clips. This is the Charlie Chapman Foley Artist assignment, and everyone had to do it. It did not …

The Lion and Me

Some time ago I did an audio assignment, for which I recorded foley sound for a movie clip. I uploaded this to a group at Soundcloud and wondered about what will become out of this. I  now know. For the assignment “Charlie Chaplin’s Foley Artist” you now …

Charlie’s Great Escape!

Everyone watch in amazement as Charlie Chaplin the Great makes his daring escape from the hungry jaws of a ferocious lion! And to narrate this exhilarating escapade, we have our marvelous orchestra playing “The Barber of Seville” as Charlie’s diligence unfolds! Take your seats and enjoy the show!

Okay…so maybe …

The Cat’s Perspective: ds106 Charlie Chaplin Foley Remix

What is going on here at CogDOGBlog, taking the side of the cat? But you see, the way I saw this video, the poor cat was just trying o sleep at that Lil Tramp kept messing him up:

This is an example for my ds106 students of this week’s video

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