As a foley artist, James Carroll manipulates props to create everyday sounds. To simulate the sound of injuries to flesh, for example, he has snapped or plunged knives into celery, leeks, cabbages and watermelons. To replicate the noise made by crunching bones, James crushes pebbles and gravel in his fist.
“It’s a very creative process - you have to be able to think out of the box to work out interesting ways to create the sound,” says James.
Colourist Damian McDonnell spent six years in Hollywood helping to make films such as the Iron Man and Captain America franchises before returning to New Zealand to join Park Road.
He’s looking forward to showing students how colour can be used as an aid to visual storytelling.
“When I worked on the recent film Born to Dance, each dance sequence had a different colour grade to give it a distinctive mood and tone.” says Damian.
“Colourists are the last stage in the filmmaking process, and we play an important part in creating the final look. We also solve any continuity issues, right down to changing a character’s eye colour."
As well as being an exceptional behind-the-scenes experience of the filmmaking business, and a chance to make important industry contacts, the course gives students an unforgettable adventure in New Zealand.
Students will have a Park Road host to support their study experience and show them around the beautiful Wellington region.
Park Road Post Production - 10 Day Industry Intensive will run from 31 October – 11 November 2016, and twice in 2017. Students should be currently enrolled in a relevant university degree or other tertiary course for film, or have previous work experience in the film industry.
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