Today my guest Ele and I will be uncovering how common sounds in entertainment get made through the art of Foley. Ele is a stage Foley Designer and Performer who has designed, choreographed, and performed Foley for over 80 productions in Chicagoland, with companies including Theatre of Western Springs, Lifeline Theatre, Oak Park Festival Theatre, and The Second City Training Center. She is a Foley designer in residence for Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment's monthly live comedy serials, and for WildClaw Theatre's Deathscribe, the annual international live horror radio festival. She contributes to the next generation of Foley Artists with her guest lectures at Northwestern University's School of Sound and at Harvard University's School of Music, and with her consulting for theaters across the globe.Remember: Sound is an essential part of the storytelling experience. Whether you’re in theater or film, it’s easy to get excited about sound when it comes to sounds effects like body hits for a fight sequence or blasts in an explosion. But those are not the only sounds that carry a story forward, so don’t overlook the “everyday sounds” within your project.Research: Review a current script you’re working on. What everyday sounds that would naturally be in the scene are important in order to tell the story? What sounds showcase a character’s emotions? What sounds can be used for foreshadowing? Make sure to take note of any sounds that need to be prioritized during production or post-production.Challenge: As an ongoing challenge, focus on collecting sounds for your project. This can be done through collecting physical objects that create unique noises or simply taking notes of interesting sounds you hear that you would love to incorporate in your next story. http://www.victoriaruke.comTo learn more about Ele and her projects:http://www.wildclawtheatre.com/http://www.lockedintovacancy.com/Follow her on social media: @WorldBShiny
Assistant Director Nick Mataragas interviews Foley artist, Ele Matelan. They discuss the history and name origins of Foley work and it’s almost alchemical way of creating sounds, the parallels of horror and comedy, stabbing melons, showmanship, the Chicago theatre scene, and the entertainment shutdown.Apologies to how geeked out Nick gets. Apparently he’s enraptured by the idea of creating thunder with sheet metal.https://soundcloud.com/wildclawtheatrehttp://www.lockedintovacancy.com/https://quirkyvoices.weebly.com/https://nomore10outof12s.com/http://www.vintagepercussionsoundeffects.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Ele Matelan is a sonic storyteller working in Chicago as a Foley artist for both live theater and films. She has years of experience devising the perfect sound effects to propel a story forward.Listen as Sound Arts and Industries student Jeffrey Nils Gardner guides us through Ele’s view on Foley’s place in audio storytelling, and audio drama communities in Chicago.
How on earth do you start to design your sound effects from scratch? What do you need to create some horrific horror sounds fight scenes or exploding bits for audio? How do you plan and prepare foley from a script alone? How easy is it to plan live foley? What could go wrong?!These questions and more are explored when Sarah interviews the truly wonderful and amazing Ele Matelan Of Wildclaw theatre and more. Enjoy! And thank you so much for listening. Let us know if this inspires you to use more foley! We’d love to hear from you..
This week, the always lovely Ele Matelan of Our Fair City and WildClaw Theatre joins us once again - this time, we're talking about the cult Canadian sci-fi-dark-comedy Nothing, about a pair of losers (David Hewlett, Andrew Miller) who find themselves lost in a white void after hating the rest of the world away. Take a listen, along with our custom cocktail and drinking rules! (Thanks to our sponsor Cards Against Humanity as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)
Ele Matelan, Josh Zagoren, Foley, Horror, and Wildclaw - Episode 174
Are You Famous, Yet?
01:38 - Origin story of Wildclaw Theatre. http://www.wildclawtheatre.com 08:08 - Live readings of B movies with Wildclaw. 12:17 - Blood Radio Podcast. http://www.wildclawtheatre.com/bloodradio-podcast/ 15:25 - Deathscribe, Wildclaw's flagship show: http://www.wildclawtheatre.com/deathscribe/ 20:35 - David "The Rock" Nelson. http://davidrocknelson.com/order-david-rock-nelson-monster-movies-on-dvd-2/ https://www.facebook.com/david.r.nelson.96 22:02 - Bad Ben. https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Ben-Nigel-Bach/dp/B01LXRMYSN 23:53 - Ele's favorite moments as a foley artist. 38:23 - Straight plays: "The Woman in Black" http://www.wildclawtheatre.com/shows-events/ 43:14 - What scares Ele and Josh? 1:01:16 - What is universal and what is microcosmic in regards to conventions in horror. 1:08:00 - More about Deathscribe. 1:09:45 - What scares Laura and Jake? 1:12:03 - Promotion time: The Woman in Black http://www.wildclawtheatre.com/shows-events/ https://www.facebook.com/events/251673188614124/ Submissions open for Deathscribe on May 1st: http://www.wildclawtheatre.com/deathscribe/ Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter https://www.facebook.com/WildClawTheatreCompany/ https://www.instagram.com/wildclawtheatre/ https://twitter.com/wildclawtheatre Follow us on Twitter or Facebook Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats" - The Chemical Brothers
Deathscribe - 'Earwigs' & Interview with Ele Matelan
Radio Drama Revival
This week, we play 2015’s winning piece for Deathscribe, a horror radio play competition put on by Wildclaw Theatre in Chicago -- later in the show, I'll talk with Wildclaw company member, Foley artist, and friend of the show Ele Matelan. She's great, and she wants you to scare the crap out of her with your own Deathscribe play! Check that out here:http://wildclawtheatre.com/deathscribeThe feature: "Earwigs". Written by Joseph Zettelmaier, directed by Sara Sevigny, starring Robyn Coffin and Jennifer Santanello, and featuring Foley work by Ele Matelan and Jeffrey Gardner.Content warning: spooky business, jump scares, swear words, body horror, bad relationships