Many of us are. Here are some guidelines as you progress.
- If we see something on screen that makes noise, we need to hear it. Many of us are whizzing through the project at 90 MPH, but only doing the parts that we think are important. Before I grade it, look for each and every little thing in the frame that makes noise, then find a sound effect for it. If you leave things out, you'll lose points. I shouldn't be the only one who knows that you're not finished yet.
- Grab a camera and make your own sound effects. One group was working on a video where someone threw a shovel full of mud or cement or some other goopy substance and threw it into a box. I took their camera into the hallway and made a glorious farting sound with my mouth and recorded it. They added it to their project, and everyone in the room said, "Wow, that's gross." Little did they know it was me.
- What do I do now? Plan your next video, film it, then edit. If you have a few days before your next project, do another Foley, maybe for a :30 TV commercial or something short. It's your turn to create your own movies instead of me doing it for you. If you aren't working, you might lose participation points.
- When we come back from break, we will be done with Audiobooks and Foley projects. For the rest of the school year, we'll need projects where you take a camera home and videotape something every two weeks...for every video you produce until June. Start planning now, kiddies.