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Sound Design: Creating Painful Headaches

I am working on a short film and the director and I love using sound to create surrealistic elements to a scene when it is effective and benefits the story. In this scene, the character is coming to ...
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How to study sound for any film?

hey guys. i am a fresher to this field and have started doing my research and work in sound design around 6-7 months back. As a part of the learning process, i make sure that i watch loads and loads ...
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music to Study for Excellence in Sound Design

As an out-branching of Ryan's question about film sound design. I want to know what you think is the best musical sound design (for a lack of a better set of words). The best example (off the top of ...
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Creating Large Animal Breathing Sounds

Hey all. I'm currently working on a short film adaptation of a children's book called 'There's a Hippopotamus on the Roof Eating Cake' (Here's a link to a teaser if you're interested: http://vimeo....
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Body Falls, Punches, and the like

Hi everyone, I was wondering if you could provide some creativity for creating body slaps, punches, falls, etc...the like.. My idea is essentially to get some fruit, vegetables, and a few pieces of ...
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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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Good examples of internal conflict in film, using sound design

I am staring work on a full length feature, and one of the main characters is prone to anxiety/panic attacks. Can people help me compile a quick reference list of their favorite uses of this sort of ...
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How do you stay original?

Seems like it's all been done before… What do you do to create your own style/voice/signature? How do you avoid (or embrace) the clichéd and the tried-but-true approaches to give the impression of ...
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What's your approach to being creative?

When you watch a film with temp editorial sound or read a script or look at the artwork/pre build material of an upcoming job, how do you make audio based decisions? Do you have a structure or flow ...
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Really nice sound!

I am currently working on a project for an advertising agency that will require super nice accessible sound design, Its a bit out of my comfort zone (i like it evil (muh hu hu hu ha)). So my question ...
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Getting past your sound design “writing blocks”

I'm usually pretty good at imagining what I want something to sound like. I helps that I don't do a whole lot of work that require any fancy sound design, so most of my sound design so far is for my ...