Exciting sound designing times are coming! So please be patient with me.
I'm sound designing a short which at the end, there's a boxing fight in a ring. It's not a proper Las Vegas fight. There's no "Michael Buffer" guy shouting thourgh a mic: "Lets get reay to rumble", and the audience is some how bored looking.
One of the boxers is young, powerfull and the other one is kinda old and slow. So I was thinking to differentiate them sonically. The young's one hits are going to sound big, with a short whoosh before each hit, while the older's one hits are going to sound kind of dull and slow as he is. I've already asked for a pair of boxing gloves to start with. I'm gonna try and see if I can get some foley sounds with them. I was thinking also to try to hit some leather pillows. Of course we'll record some meat hiting and some body hits. For these sounds I'm thinking of trying some dynamic mics also and perhaps some contact micing on the meat and then on the human body.
So after all this talking, is there any advice specifically for the hits? (Material wise, mic wise)
Thank you very much for your time, Marco.
PS: The list of sounds includes: 1. Ring Footsteps (i'm thinking of using also contact mic for this one, to see what comes out for the young boxer's footsteps). 2. Roping practicing. 3. Some heavy bag hiting. 4. Some speed bag hitting. 5. Walla and perhaps some specific lines of words of the guys practicing. Trainers, etc... 6. Audience specifics and general walla. 7. The Bell