SoundGirls.org European Chapter Event:
Association of Sound Designers presents Foley Workshop with Tom Espinar
Date: Wednesday, June 28
Time: 2:30 pm BST (British Summer Time)
Location: Governors Room, National Theatre Rehearsal Studio, 83-101 The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8LL
The Association of Sound Designers invites Soundgirls.org members to join them for an afternoon of exploration and experimentation within the wonderful art of Foley sound creation, with Tom Espinar.
This seminar aims to introduce the participants to the tricks employed by Foley artists. It hopes to help them to develop their listening skills so that they can begin to understand the layers of sounds used to create the soundscapes we take for granted in some of our favourite moments in film, theatre, and TV.
Participants will get the opportunity to be hands on and so are encouraged to bring an item to make sounds. Such as different kinds of fabrics (from silk, leather, to cotton fabrics of different sizes) or things that creak and squeak (metal hinges, bolts, rusty/unoiled bits of moving metal – not too big)
Maybe some fruit and veg or different sized receptacles – glasses, cutlery, teacups.
Choose an object that you’d like to investigate further.
There is the possibility that the afternoon may get a little messy, so remember this when choosing your attire.
The seminar will be held in the Governors Room at the NT studios. The Studios are not part of the main building of the National theatre but are on the Cut.
Tom Espiner is an actor, puppeteer, Foley artist and theatre practitioner. He co-founded Sound&Fury and has worked as a puppeteer for Blind Summit and as a puppeteer and Foley artist for Complicite. Previous productions include the ENO’s Madam Butterfly and the London Olympics 2012.
This event is free for SoundGirls.org members and is limited to 25 spaces in total (including ASD members). Please register for this event and enter the code Sound Girls
If you have registered for the Pin the Mic on the Actor workshop on Wednesday, June 28 and wish to attend the Foley workshop as well, you will need to register for the Foley workshop separately.