The Sound of Ridley Scott’s ‘Robin Hood’
Mix Online has a great write up about the soundscape for Ridley Scott’s ‘Robin Hood’. They go into detail about the mixing process, Foley and their conscious effort for designing different sounds for each character’s armor and horse. Jump through for the article.
“On an average film, we might spend 10 to 15 days recording Foley,” recalls supervising Foley artist Gary Hecker. “For Robin Hood, we spent 25 days, plus some pickups to accommodate picture changes.” Working at the Foley Stage on CSS Studio’s Todd-AO West Lantana Complex, Hecker provided the intimate detailing that a period action picture like Robin Hood needs to ensure a convincing atmospheric. “For the battle scenes, I developed a number of arrow sounds in the air and hitting shields and armor, as well as horse bridles, saddles, axes, chain armor, clothing, footsteps and the rest. Katy Rose worked with me on the Foley sessions, handling female footsteps and assisting with props and in group; Nerses Gezalyn served as Foley mixer.”