A look at how a sound designer produces a whole range of sound effects for a dinosaur animation. When animations are made, it is not just the pictures which need to be created. A sound designer receives the film sequence without the sound, and has to think of ways to make sounds to match the pictures. Sounds are produced to match dinosaurs drinking, eating bones, eating leaves, running, walking and walking in snow. Pupils are invited to have a go at making their own sound effects to match a sequence of film.

First broadcast:
3 March 2008

Could be used to help hearing impaired pupils understand that different animals make different sounds to communicate. The clip could provide a discussion point into why and how they have adapted their communication. Pupils could create sounds for pictures of the dinosaurs using materials which will vibrate and then decide which sounds belong to which pictures. It would also be an interesting clip to play if pupils were learning about different careers.