In this week I finished recording and edited all sounds for the horror ambience piece as well as put it all together in Adobe Premiere.
Horror Ambience Piece:
Storm (Rain and thunder):
I was quite lucky with this as I was running out of time to get it done but the night before I was planning to get it done by, there was a storm while I was out for a walk so I got my phone and started recording it, not the funnest of experiences but I had to get it before It passed. I amplified it in editing and I also copied one of the thunderclaps and made it much more frequent.
After trying to edit the wind I used in my calm ambience piece more to make it sound eerie I realised that I’m not good enough to do that yet and even with researching into I couldn’t find much that could help me, so due to time running out I decided to download and loop a clip online.
IanStarGem. 2015. Muffled Eerie Wind. [ONLINE] Available at:https://www.freesound.org/people/IanStarGem/sounds/269591/. [Accessed 9 June 2016].
I was meant to add footsteps but I needed a very specific sound of wooden sandals on a cobblestone path which was very difficult for 2 reasons: I didn’t have wooden sandals or know where a nearby cobblestone path was without getting too much noise pollution. I did think about substitutes like just using a wooden plank on a stone patio but the noise just didn’t sound right, it didn’t fit so I made the design decision to remove the footsteps and use that time to work more on the other sounds.
With all my audio done and my colleague’s concept art done it was time to put them together so I decided to use Adobe Premiere to do so.
The pictures above show the Project settings, the fade effect I used for the images, the whole thing together with each piece of audio’s levels effected and the last image is the main export settings with a little bit edited but mainly default to the setting I chose: I chose an export setting best for YouTube as that’s where I uploaded it to.
I also went back into Audition to add fading effects to the ambient pieces so they weren’t such a sudden appearance.
Below is the final piece: