Student Project Progress in Sound for Moving Image

Over the course of the semester I’ve been particularly impressed with how my students in Sound for Moving Image (MDIA 3303) have been developing their sound design skills. Their first introduction to sound synchronization (Project 1) saw them cutting stock effects from our Central SFX Server to a 1-3 minute video of their choosing. Several of the students performed exemplary on Project 1, however it was almost more fun to see some of the source files chosen!

Some of my favorites:

Recently in Sound for Moving Image we’ve been studying Foley which has produced some truly great results. Once the class split into groups and created cut sheets, they had the opportunity to record in MDIA Control B to complete Project 2; a 23 second clip of Parkour running from the intro to Casino Royale. It was immensely gratifying seeing the students across my two sections of 3303 work together in the studio to act out and record Foley.

From our 1 1/2 weeks of recording sessions, below is a gallery of pictures of the engineers and Foley artists in action, as well as a compilation of some of their complete Foley projects. I hope you enjoy their final results as much as I do!


Kyle P. Snyder

Kyle P. Snyder is an educator, engineer, and consultant dedicated to the advancement of audio education for engineers at every stage of development. He is a faculty member within Ohio University’s School of Media Arts & Studies where he routinely teaches courses in music production, recording, mixing and mastering, critical listening, sound design for film and video, and live event production.