Today I have been working with some of the sound design work that was recording last session. We found that despite the location and echo of the church was right for the video; the material was not right. Todays session started with recording new sounds which would later be edited alongside the video footage.
Changing the Sound of Footsteps
Even though the new recorded footsteps were better and more in pace with the video they still didn’t sound like they were made inside of a church. I used ‘reverb’ to create the echo and extended the delay to exemplify the sound of a large empty building. Then with the use of a low bass filter and EQ’s I made them sound more prominent.
Problems with Footsteps
One problem I encountered was our volume was turned up too high on the footsteps that it over powered the ambience of the wild track meaning any cut between steps would be heard. The way I tackled this was to first turn down the volume using an EQ setting and fix the wild track with the use of EQ’s, Hi-pass Filters and reverb.
Now the gaps between steps were not as loud as they were but the hiss of white noise was now heard through the video. This situation had left me with two opinions which were to either record a new wild track or rerecord louder footsteps with less volume on the recording settings.