Part of Lesson Plan: Introduction to Sound for Film and Video
Activity Overview / Details
Objective: Students will create Foley sounds to enhance the video clip provided. The teacher will provide student groups with a silent video. Each student group will create a soundtrack for the video using a variety of tools and strategies.
Step 1: The teacher will play the video, “Metropolis_silent”
Then the teacher places the students into groups of 3-4. The teacher explains the purpose of the project assignment is to create the sounds, to become Foley Artists, and audio editors/mixers to produce a soundtrack for the silent video.
The teacher then plays the video, "Metropolis Video With Foley Example" – this is a student example of the completed project.
Step 2: The Project
*Depending on the software and equipment available to the teacher and students, this assignment can be done many ways.
• One way is to have the students go out and physically record real sounds with audio recording equipment or video cameras, and then edit those sounds into the video clip.
• Another possibility, is to use a software like GarageBand, or Soundbooth, or Soundtrack Pro to search, and save Foley sounds, and other various sound effects.
• There are several Internet sites with free audio files as well:
The students are to edit the audio files created for the Foley Assignment into the silent video and create their own story and soundtrack as a result.