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Sound Design: Making Sound Effects with Foley

July 6 - 13, 2022

6 PM - 8 PM EDT

Sound Design: Making Sound Effects with Foley is a 2-part online workshop that explores how everyday objects can be used to create original sound effects and compositions for film, TV, or video games.

The first session will provide participants with a brief overview of what Foley is and how it can be used to enhance a story or world. Participants will learn how to quickly get started in a digital audio workstation (DAW). This workshop uses Reaper. Participants are encouraged to record their own sounds using handheld recorders or smartphones, but audio files will be provided to use as well. The second session will focus on experimentation. Participants will use their audio files to practice cutting, arranging, and layering waveforms in Reaper to create their choice of sound effects or a sonic composition.

Course Outline
Session 1: Wednesday, July 6, 6pm-8pm

Session 2: Wednesday, July 13, 6pm-8pm


• Mac or PC with headphones or speakers

• Zoom account (Register here)

• Reaper (Trial available here)

• Recording device (handheld recorder, smartphone, etc.) (Optional)

• In-class materials (will be sent in advance via email)

About DARC's Workshops

Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) provides training in a varied range of disciplines related to filmmaking and media art while making a dedicated effort to create a pathway to an intersectional education. We aspire to be a platform for creative support and community building through active participation and exchange of knowledge. Our workshops and courses explore the ways in which technical and conceptual frameworks can be used as tools to improve your creative practice. DARC’s educational offerings are open to members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work.

PWYC Pricing

Our online workshops are pay what you can by donation. Fees for workshops can be waived if access to funds is a barrier to participation, for more information please email us.

Who Is Eligible to Register for Workshops?

Workshops are open to Digital Arts Resource Centre members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work (Non-commercial, independent productions are productions for which the director retains copyright and artistic control, and for which the production is neither being produced for a client nor for the purpose of advertising or promotion).

Who Is Ineligible for Workshops?

Digital Arts Resource centre does not offer our workshops to persons employed by any government body or any major corporation if the resources are being used to facilitate benefit for one’s employer or for corporate professional development within one of these kinds of organizations. Our workshops are heavily subsidized as they are available only for independent artists/learners who cannot typically afford to take corporate rate workshops. You can find non-subsidized workshops from our friends at SPAO or Henry’s.


DARC is unable to provide course attendee refunds for cancellations. DARC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if necessary.