The Pride of Torrington  

Creating Moods Assignments 4 & 5
Rubric for Foley Cartoon Assignment

You can use your device to complete this assignment in the Garageband App 

The Art of Foley
Assignment #2 Creating Sound Effects 

Step One
Watch the video numerous times and work on the Cue Sheet

Every visual action in the video must be included on the Cue Sheet. The Cue Sheet will include time stamp, action on screen, sound effect & any notes you need to make.   

Step Two

Make the sound effects needed for your video.  All sound effects must be created by you! No pre-recorded sound effects can be used. 

Sound Effects can be recorded on your device and/or in the lab using the USB microphone

Step Three
Open the file (file is in the google drive) in Logic and start adding your original sound effects 

Remember they must match the time stamp on your cue sheet
This will take time. Don't rush through this step

Step Four
Add music using loops 

Save file as Foley Cartoon and your initials

The Art of Foley

In this assignment you will be creating Sound Effects from scratch just as a Foley Artist.


1. Take one item from the front of the room.

2. Explore ways to record your item into Logic using the USB microphone
3. Record the sound from that one item into Logic
4. Make a back up copy of the sound and DON'T TOUCH THE ORIGINAL

5. Using the copy of the sound manipulate it into a new sound using audio effects, editing skiils, etc. 

6. What type of movie would your new sound effect be used in? What type of action, scene? 


Make two more new different sounds from the same back up copy. 
Save each new sound in one file but on separate tracks. 


Save as Foley2 and your initials


Explore recording with the microphone in different positions.


Due End of Block Wednesday March 8. 

Assignment #3 Foley Cartoon Assignment 

Create the sound of fear from a single note - Assignment 1

There is limited space and time in a motion picture. You need to be economical with your music, not just for the normal reasons.
Half the time when you have a film cue, something else is happening in the movie.

Either there is action on the screen or someone is talking, etc.

The human brain has a limit to what it can process. The more notes you have, the less processing time for watching the movie.

When you write a song, you want to keep the audience completely engaged in your music. You want lots of notes and lots of instruments.

But this is NOT true in a motion picture. Most of the time, you want to create a mood without the audience having to think about it.


Assignment: 4 "Create Fear using a single note"
Listen to the examples in the Google Drive - Folder "One Note Fear" before starting Assignment 4 
Create 4 different "One Note Fear" examples

One File using 4 separate tracks
Each example must be 10 seconds in length
Use a different sound (instrument) for each track
Use volume and pan changes for each track

Be creative but you can only use ONE NOTE for each example. 


Assignment 5 "Create Sad using two-five notes

Listen to the examples in the Google Drive - Folder "Sadness" before starting Assignment 5 
Create 4 different Sad examples
One File using 4 different tracks
Each example must be 10 seconds in length
Use a different sound (instrument) for each example
Use volume and pan changes for each track
Be creative but you can only use TWO -FIVE NOTES for each example


Need help with the Garageband App? 

Music Technology II at Torrington High School 

Export assignments as MP3 

1. Go to Share
2. Select Export song to disk
3 Name file, select desktop and MP3

4. Click on Export

5. MP3 file will appear on desktop


In Google How do I ? 

Access the Music Technology Google Drive
1. Log in
2. Click on Grid in upper right hand corner
3. Click on Drive icon

4. Click Shared with me. 
5. Select your Music Tech Period


Access Google Drive on my device
1. Go your device's app store
2. Download Google Drive App 
3. Log into App.

4. Access your Music Tech Period. 
ALL your files can be accessed on your device


Export movie as MP4

1. Go to file
2. Click Movie
3. Click Export Audio to Movie
4. Save


In Garageband how do I?
All completed assignments must be uploaded into the Google Drive.  
You will receive a "0" for assignments not uploaded into the Google Drive. 
Logic Pro Assignment One

By the end of class today you are to compose a 2:00 minute file that contains the following:
1. At least 15 tracks
2. 5 of the 15 tracks must be recorded by using the keyboard.
3. Volume and Pan changes

4. Must include audio effects

Save File as LP1 and your initials. 

Upload MP3 of your file into the Google Drive by the end of the period. 


Week One

Complete the Music Tech II Survey
Setting up Music Tech Google Drive
Downloading Google Drive App
Downloading Garageband App (Optional)
Introdution to Logic Pro X 

Music Technology II is an advanced level class.  
You will be required to work independently and have time management skills with each project.

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