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Any tips at constructing a “Press Conference” ambient track?

I'm working on a short film features a scene where lead character's making a press conference. Been trying to find ambient sound of conference room and quiet crowd but had no luck. Crowd sound often ...
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Selective amplification of a voice signal

In many TV programmes, the director is speaking to the show host via an ear-piece that the host is wearing, and at many instances, what is being said through that ear-piece is more or less audible ...
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BGs with no birds, bugs, or any other animals (make/fake/or break the bank)

I'm working on a film right now where there are only 3-4 people left on earth and everything else is dead, but I'm having trouble finding the right ambiances for this piece because it's really ...
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Making recorded ambient/BG sounds more like they're coming through a wall/window effectively?

Hi all, Currently working on a project where the use of "off screen" background sounds (ie streets, car passbys, crowds etc)in interior locations is very important. Any interesting tips on ...
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Mixing bg's and amb

Hello all, I'm very gratefully to have an awesome place that I can post questions and get valid feed back from experienced and talented people. Thanks in advance for your input! This is a two part ...
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Mixing exterior backgrounds for interior scenes

I know the topic of exterior BGs for interior scenes has already received a lot of attention here. However, my question is more specifically related to how to mix them. I'm working on a scene that ...
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Creative Use Of BGs In Film

I just finished reading Douglas Murray's guest article on Designing Sound during which he states: BG sounds connect the component shots into a whole scene and also separates the scenes one from ...
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English spoken in M&E BGs

How do you handle discernible English walla in crowd BGs (library or otherwise) in an M&E for dramatic television? I've heard some take the momentarily understandable bits and just reverse it, ...
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When cutting BG's..

For car scenes that involve Dialogue and camera angles that move from the hood outside the car, to actual back seat perspective shots, does one cut everything from the interior perspective since thats ...
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Lite wind/air libraries

Hey guys, I notice myself using a few of the same lite wind/breeze files in my BGs for day and night time scenes. I mean I have enough to get by but I would like to know if anyone knew of any ...
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How do you cut BGs across time shifts within the same space?

How do you cut / delineate a jump in time within the same space? Is there a standard way to handle this? For example, setting = interior, home office, day. Character A is sitting at their desk when ...
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The sound/ambience of Seattle

Hey all, I'm about to start cutting some sounds for a scene taking place in Seattle. I haven't been there. For those of you who've been there or live there, is there anything I should keep in mind, ...
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Sounds of Iraq - natural environment

Hello all! I'm working on a film set in Iraq. I've done some research but I'm having a hard time finding out what the natural environment would sound like realistically in regards to animal and insect ...
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background music for corporate video

hello, this must have been asked before though i couldn't find any related question titles via search. i'm looking for recommendation for a resource (library / website) where i could find composed ...
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dpa 2006c or senn 8020?

Hey everyone, I am in the market for a pair of compact omnis for BG recording. I am looking specifically at the DPA 2006c or Sennheiser 8020. The 8020 set is about 600 more than the dpa's though, ...
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Background interiors with different perspectives

Hi everyone! I'm working on a project in which the interior scenes have 2 different perspectives: 2 men sitting at a table close to the exit door (always shut) and 1 man sitting at the bar listening ...
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Backgrounds for Interiors

I am just curious as to what others are doing when it comes to backgrounds inside a house/apartment. I always have trouble trying to design and layer a bg for an interior where no visual evidence of ...
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Appropriate background music for a webapp screencast

I'm making a screencast tutorial of a webapp. It's primarily boring. Can anyone recommend an appropriate soothing background music from the FCP audio content? This will be my first time using Final ...
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Mixing Stereo Music to Surround

Hi All, I have been looking at moving me stereo short doco films with background music to a surround experience. At the moment the design is fairly simple, interview vocals center and music as it ...
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Any tips on creating “dangerous/harsh” backgrounds

So upon reading all the great interviews and posts on BG creation/layering, im finally designing a specific set of backgrounds for a film. Im trying to make a background that can convey the harsh ...
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Backgrounds for a dead city?

Hi guys (my English is failing me big time today for some reason! so please forgive me and bear with me if possible) I just started working on a short (30 min) settled in a (present) post ...
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Mixing backgrounds/atmos for 5.1

I'm curious as to how you all lay up/mix backgrounds for 5.1. Originally, i would lay the tracks discreetly and just send them to the appropriate output (ie. L, R, Ls, Rs), but since then i've seen ...
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Background Music: When to make it disaapear?

When laying the dialogue over background music, let's say it's a party scene. Are you concern with portraying the reality, by keeping the music throughout the dialogue, Or you faded it out as the ...
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Making flat background tracks come alive

Looking for tips & tricks on how to make those backgrounds, winds and crowds come back to life -- ie. how to effectively use amplitude or frequency modulation / EQ sweeps / delays to affect depth ...
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Legalities of sport TV in background?

For a movie I'm working on, I need some small rugby crowd ambiences. So I went to a pub to record some, but the TV was up a bit too present. It's non-distinct, but audible nonetheless. My question is ...