Hello, I just got done watching a short Documentary about a behind the scenes of the sounds created for the movie “Wall-e.” I was watching it just to pick up anything i could, the fact that it was about Wall-e had nothing to do with this.
I havn’t made a handful of animations myself yet, but when i do try and make animations, sounds are what i struggle with the most. To be quite honest, i don’t think i know much about Foley, or at least, the kind of sound design used today on computers. I only had a 1 week foley course with a group of people but we did terrible and it was a live performance thing.
When it comes to creating sounds for animation, i have a few open ended questions that i would like to ask.
1.) Are there any programs great for doing this free or decently cheap to get started?
i’ve used Sony Vegas in the past but what’s hard about using a video editor like Sony vegas for sound is is that you only get about 3 or 4 audio tracks. So if many sounds are happening at once then you would have to render the entire thing and put it into another project to add more… and i think that creates some sort of video quality loss if i’m not mistaken.
2.) When it comes to getting sounds for animation, should i be gathering them from websites online, or going out and hunting for them myself?
I’m sure there’s more sounds i can make at home than i can imagine but i wonder if i’m clever enough to gather very many of them.
3.) Microphones… When recording voices should i use just any decent little microphone and buy a pop filter or something?
Thank you ^-^