Originally having sought out to explore Foley art and it’s (intentionally unnoticeable) effects on an audience’s perceptions, I evolved my vision to include sound effects in a more broadly defined way. I specifically chose an animated move because it relies so heavily on added sound effects to create the final product. I settled on the “Circle of Life” scene which opens “The Lion King” because it has a lot of actions which can be correlated to sounds and because it has very few visual suggestions of emotion – that is, the emotional response to the scene is nearly entirely dependent upon the associated sound.
Using a mixture of Foley art and sound downloaded from both FreeSound and YouTube, I pieced together sound effects and mood music according to what was visually occurring in a copy of the opening scene of “The Lion King” from which I had stripped the audio. I combined this audio track (created in Garage Band) with the visual in iMovie. The final product can be accessed with the YouTube link below.