Mountain biking can teach you a lot of things; balance, strength, skill, that fluoro clothes are wrong. But this video is a lesson in Foley Art, the method of using everyday objects to create soundtracks and effects for moving pictures. There you go, we’ve all learned something today.
If you, like me, appreciate the raw mountain bike style videos that don’t rely heavily on moody backing music, this short from Red Bull is an interesting look behind the curtain on what goes into making one. Eddie Masters and Dave McMillan try their hand as Foley Artists and show us the ‘sound design’ process behind the aptly named ‘Sound Of Speed’ video shot here in New Zealand.