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P A P E R M A N

If there's anything to take away from my time at The University of Sheffield, then this is it! Over the period of my last year I attempted to rescore the soundtrack and record the sound fx to Disney's Paperman.

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The initial challenge that presented itself what how to identify every sound made in a 10 min short and how to record them in a realistic way. The picture on the left is every sound fx I ended up recording and arranging. Below is a short video of me recording the foley and some unique 

methods I 

discovered.

My inspiration for some of these foley recording methods came straight from the professionals themselves. When recording sounds such as wind, its hard to capture the sound and not have distortion on the recording. The second video explains how foley artists created some iconic sound for movies. A method I took great inspiration from is at 6:50. The machines they built to create wind sound I adapted to dragging bag across the floor!

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Soundtrack 1

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Soundtrack 2

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Soundtrack 3
Soundtrack 3

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Soundtrack 1

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The composition stage of the project was one of the most exciting stages as this is where everything came together. A realisation that I experienced was that what we hear from films is comprised mainly of the soundtrack. The story told by the music was enough to deliver what I wanted and sometimes hearing everything that could possibly be in a scene can be overwhelming. Above are pictures of the soundtrack project.

I do need to make a shout out to Spitfire Audio and their amazing VST called Labs. The plugin offers so many different instruments and they're all such high quality. Almost all of the instruments you can hear in the movie is from Spitfire Audio.

Right, that's it. Thats a brief overview on how I went about completing this project. Hope you've enjoyed it and that it's entertained the little movie biff inside you. If you want to get in contact with me then don't hesitate to use the contact page. I would love to know what you think! Below is the final cut, time for the popcorn...