Republic Polytechnic officially opens Foley Arts Studio
The official opening of Republic Polytechnic’s (RP) Foley Arts Studio, Singapore’s first-ever full-scale Foley studio facility, happened on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Gracing the occasion was Guest-of-Honour Associate Professor Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim affairs.
Custom-built to support the Diploma in Sonic Arts at the School of Technology for the Arts, The Foley studio is accompanied with acoustically-treated walls and noise isolation where students are able to create the quietest and most intimate sounds imaginable. This 102 m² space consists of three separate breakout rooms, namely the Foley Live Room, the Foley Control Room and the Dubbing Room. Each of these rooms provides a seamless workflow to support industry-quality sound design for films and broadcast content.
At the heart of the Foley Live Room is an aural playground featuring props to create everyday sounds. It includes six walking pits consisting of common walking surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, gravel, sand, marble and wood, and a water trough to reproduce water sound effects.
The Foley Control Room is fitted with industry grade post-production equipment such as audio interface, monitoring systems and digital audio recording and editing software.
The Dubbing Room facilitates the recording of voice-overs and re-recording of dialogue for films. It can also operate as a second audio post-production suite.