Introduction to Foley and Sound Effects for Film – A FilmmakerIQ Lesson

For the final video in this audio series, we turn our attention to Foley – the crafty of sound effects for film. Learn a bit of the history and workflow before we dive in and try to do a little Foley work ourselves:

This lesson is proudly sponsored by RØDE Microphones:


In case you missed the others, here’s our entire series on audio in film:

The History of Sound at the Movies

The Science and Engineering of Sound

The Basics of Recording Audio for Digital Video

The Fundamentals of Sound in Post Production

Introduction to Automated Dialogue Replacement



“From Star Wars to Jedi” An Hour Long Documentary on the Making of George Lucas’s Original Trilogy

From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga is a 1983 television documentary special that originally aired on PBS. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the original Star Wars trilogy, with particular emphasis on the final film, Return of the Jedi.

Click on the image below to see the video (YouTube)

Star Wars

Angle of View: How to Choose the Right Focal Length to Frame Your Image

Marcus Hawkins attempts to demystify the relationship between angle of view and sensor size.


What is angle of view?

Angle of view is the maximum view a camera is capable of ‘seeing’ through a lens, expressed in degrees. The choice of focal length is obviously key here, with longer lenses having a narrower angle of view than shorter lenses.

For instance, a 200mm lens has an angle of view of 12 degrees, while a 20mm lens offers a wider angle of view of 94 degrees on a full-frame camera.

When it comes to zoom lenses, the angle of view changes according to the focal length the lens is zoomed at.

However, the size of the imaging sensor inside the camera also affects the angle of view.

Why does sensor size matter?

The majority of lenses are designed for full-frame digital SLRs. These are cameras where the sensor is approximately the size of a frame of standard 35mm film.

So, with a full-frame camera, what you see is what you get (well, it is if you use Live View – more on that later).

However, most digital SLRs have a sensor that’s smaller than a full-frame one, and similar in proportion to the old-school APS-C film format.

Sensors this size see a smaller part of the image through the lens, and consequently everything looks bigger in the frame.

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