Pissed Off Lion

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To cap off the two weeks of video work for ds106, I completed the Chaplin Foley Artists assignment by retelling the original Chaplin film, “The Lion’s Cage”. The assignment required that I add audio and other media elements to change the original story. I chose to tell the story from the perspective of the lion in the cage, and added Johannes Brahms “Hungarian Dance No.5″ over it. The first task in the process of completing this assignment was to choose the peer-made foley sounds that I would incorporate into the film. Here’s a list of the audio clips I chose.

Clip 1: Krisavball08

Clip 2: Cogdog

Clip 3: dylangott1

Clip 4: klamb912

Clip 5: cwyrough

Clip 6: Kaitlyn-Crotty

Next, I downloaded the original clip using clipconverter, and imported it into iMovie. Once that was complete, I detached and deleted the original audio, and replaced it with the 6 foley audio clips I chose. I then used the recording feature in iMovie to record myself as the lion. Luckily, I was able to do that in one take. To top all this off, added ‘Hungarian Dance No.5′, and reduced the audio to about 60% so that it didn’t overpower the other audio. Here’s a picture of my iMovie workspace, it looks a bit like a rainbow with all the audio layers.

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I had a lot of fun doing this assignment, especially being able to play the role of the lion. Here’s the result:

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