In today’s lesson, we covered the sound design and planning for our imagined worlds project. Tony first talked about the difference between diegetic and non-diegetic sounds in media.
Diegetic sounds: The easiest way to describe this is sounds that would be present at the time of recording something, for example voices or footsteps.
Non-Diegetic sounds: Any sounds added into something that wouldn’t be present at the time of recording, for example background music.
He said that we need to be able to tick both boxes, and that it is very important that we chose our non-diegetic music well, because musical scores can greatly change the mood of a shot.
Tony then set us off on the task of designing an environment based on a specific song, so that we would learn how to make an environment based on the mood and feel of a song. He chose Carouselambra by Led Zeppelin.
This song reminded me of American diners and the kind of upbeat mood that you usually find within them. I have an idea of how I want to express this, so I’m going to sketch out a rough version of what I am thinking soon.