Seminar | Caoimhe Doyle & Jean McGrath 20th November

Wednesday November 20th, 2013

3.00pm Computer Science Auditorium (CSG-01)

This seminar is a real demonstration and explanation of how cinematic and game sound effects are made. We get a brief and engaging sweep through the history of Foley, highlighting some of the best examples. We get a full demonstration of a live Foley session, where the soundtrack is built, action by action and layer by layer, finishing with a screening of the final result. There may be opportunities for participants to contribute to the soundtrack!

The seminar is essential for all students in Music Technology, Interactive Media, Digital Media Design, Music Media and Performance Technology and Computer Games Development. Others are, of course, welcome, subject to available seats.

Caoimhe Doyle is an internationally renowned Foley artist. She joined Ardmore Sound in 1997 and continues to work at home and abroad and has been a Foley artist on a variety of Hollywood movies including Knocked Up, Eastern Promises and The Men Who Stare at Goats. In 2011 Caoimhe was nominated for an EMMY Award for Best Sound Effects & Foley, and won an MPSE Golden Reel Award, for her Foley work on Games of Thrones Series 1.

Jean McGrath is an award winning Foley and ADR mixer. She has mixed Foley and ADR on many feature films and TV productions, her most recent credits include Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones and The Hobbit, Rodrigo Garcia’s Albert Nobbs and HBO’s Game of Thrones Series 1. Jean was nominated with the rest of the sound crew for an EMMY, and won an MPSE Award, for Best Sound Effects for Games of Thrones Series 1.