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Tips on analysing sound design on films?

Hi, I'm currently writing a comparative sound design study for university on the differences of live action films and animations. As one of the chapters i am analysing a number of films on each side ...
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Oblivion - Drone sound design…WOW

Outshone some of the acting in my opinion... Drone sounds were so powerful, functional, also had such an air of menace... Brilliant work. Anywhere I can read about this? Kind of reminds me of the ...
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Comparing your sound design to other peoples'

Hi folks. I’m currently writing my dissertation on sound design for animation for my university honours project. I’ve got more than 30000 words would you believe. Anyway, in the last chapter which I’...
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Getting into the Sound Design Department of Disney Imagineering…?

I've been working professionally as a sound editor/designer for various TV shows and movies for the past couple of years. My absolute dream however, is to design the sound for disney theme parks and ...
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Recording app with video playback / remote solution

Hi, I am trying to find a solution to record foley in my recording booth while seeing a looping quicktime movie on my ipad. Is there any app that would allow me to do this? To avoid all the file ...
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Film that shows progress of sound design

Hi, I'm working with a group of 1st graders on a film project. The approach I'm taking is very sound driven. We started by listening to an unusual recorded sound and they drew what they thought it ...
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Regarding Showreels/Demo's/Etc on SSD

Although I think it's very smart to ask for comments on showreels and other sound design projects, I don't think this is what SSD is meant for. I get the feeling people are using it as a means of ...
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Please fill in my sound design survey (on animation)- you get 100 free flacs effects!

Just click the link, fill the survey and whehey i get some answers you get some samples, nice! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KPV5JMM thank you my fellow geeks
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Can you stop an elevator?

Hey Sound Designers! It's been a while since I've been on the forums, but I'm back, and I have a question for you: How would you stop an elevator? A 1930's era elevator is careening down it's ...
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Your favourite sound design tricks

Apart from the usual suspects such as: recording sounds, pitch, reverse, delay etc.. What cool sound design tricks have you discovered?
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URGENT. Subtle air movements

So, I've been asked to play cleanup man on a sound design of a network logo. There are a lot of "literal" things going on which have been cut, but I'm going to nix them and ultimately I want to just ...
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Video courses on sound design for film/tv ?

Hi!! new member here.. I'm looking for dvd's or video courses on sound design for film/tv. I would like to learn everything from recording the right way to adding audio effects or anything needed ...
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Sound design education vs “School of Audio Engineering”

This may be a vague question but I really want to get some formal education and a degree in the sound/audio world so I have been looking at some schools for it. Getting straight to the point, what is ...
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Game Sound Design/Audio - What should I study in order to advance to a paid job?

Hi everyone. I have always known I want to work in audio. I enrolled on a film course at University, which is great. It has a lot of emphasis on sound and storytelling, both practically and ...
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Film Sound Design Contracts

I am a theatrical sound designer, and a play that I worked on has recently been filmed and they have approached me with a seperate contract. They want to give me $5000 for full rights. Should I ask ...
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creating big creature jaws snapping?

Hey all Ive tried recording my own mouth doing this, and have pitched the recording down, but it is not really aggressive enough (afraid I might loose a few teeth in the process). Also layered with ...
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How to create a pneumatic wheel sound?

I have to create the sound of a pneumatic wheel. In the video there is a pneumatic that goes on the road for 15 sec. It starts with a road in the summer time and it turns in a winter road with snow. ...
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Power of sound design in film / Favorite scenes

Hi! I was wondering if you guys have your favorite scenes, in which sound effect or effects that somehow affect your body, for example, making your heart to go crazy, or impacting your emotional ...
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Slow motion foley?

I am working on a short that is mostly slow motion (shot MOS). Not severely, but enough to give it a surreal quality. This is opening the door for a lot of sound design moments, which is great, but I ...
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Ropey old recordings of radio broadcasts about the Vietnam war?

Hey everyone, I've searched YouTube etc but was wondering if there's some kind of old historical database where old radio reports would be stored? The quality really doesn't matter - in fact the ...
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Sound Design course - London School Of Sound

Hi Everybody, i'm an Italian guy who will graduate at the conservaotry of Padova in this december as sound engineer. Recently i discovered (and start to love) the figure of Sound Designer into film ...
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Programming for video games

Hello, I'm a fairly competent sound designer, and desperate to get into video games. However I know f all about fmod, wwise and other middleware. How much is this going to hold me back? If you were ...
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Studying Sound/Sound Design in the U.S.

I'm currently looking for four-year schools at which I can study sound design in the U.S. Probably ought to provide a bit of background - I am a musician (keyboard/synth) and do pit work for musicals, ...
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Creating a car engine sound

I need to create a somewhat cartoony sound of a small vehicle (truck) engine idling, speeding up, and coming to an abrupt stop. Short of recording a vehicle, is there any way I can synthesize a basic ...
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Templates for Sound Creation/Design

I am curious what everyone template for creation of sound effects to picture are. I have a good overall "God" Mix template with all the stems and routing and things I need, but I find that when I am ...
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What do you guys think of my progress so far?

I'm 16 years old and it has been a lifelong dream of mind to be a sound designer. I have been obsessed with sound and the way it works my whole life. I love devices that make sound such as air horns ...
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How can I learn how to create my own synths in Reason 6?

Hello,my name is Derrick and I would like to know how to create my own synths and other electronic instruments in Reason 6?I'm always looking for new sounds via refills and sound kits,but I need my ...
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Making electronic sounds organic

I'm working on the sound design for an abstract 3D animation, and I'm trying to go for the same style as this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG3Y-eCste4 I love the blend between organic and ...
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Novice Sound Designer Needs Help

Hello all! As the title says, I am an up and coming sound designer. A composer by trade, I know that sound effects design is a beast all it's own, and I have been ... side-railed, in a couple of ...
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Creating insect and meadow ambient noises without recording insects or meadow abients?!

I'm working on a little personal project in which I'm attempting to use 100% my own recordings and designed sounds, trying out new techniques and getting a bit creative etc. At the moment I'm ...
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The best European Sound Design Courses at Postgraduate level? [closed]

Hello all you social sound designers out there... I am going to study Film & Moving Image Production this September at University. I am already looking forward to what I want to do with the ...
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Sound Design For Things That Do Not Exist

Hi all, how do sound designers come up with sounds for things that do not exists? For example: Dinosaurs. I read a little bit on the sound design for Jurassic Park by Gary Rydstrom and he mentioned ...
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What do you mean by “Sound Design Concept”?

I've seen a lot of people praising the sound design concept for a film but what exactly does that mean, and can you give an example?
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Looking for some feedback on my first project!?

Hey guys just looking for some feedback and critical comments. This is one of my first projects in school. Rip me apart let me know everything I could do to make it better. Thanks! Heres the link: ...
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Transformers sound design

Hi guys I'm currently working on a project that includes enormous robots transforming, I've read a lot about the sound of transformers and I've been experimenting with a lot of different techniques ...
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Choosing and creating a sound asthetic/pallet

Does anybody have a specific process for brainstorming at the time when they are creating a sound pallet and aesthetic for the project? David Sonnenheines book about Sound Design describes some ...
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Demonic Possession: Morphing one characters dialogue to sound like another character

I'm currently working on a project which involves a character becoming possessed by one of the other characters who at this point is deceased. My initial thoughts related to the combination of two ...
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Looking for resources about Jimmy McDonald (Disney sound designer and voice actor)

Hi mates, as the title says ! It's hard to find material about that sound wizard around the web, so any links, videos, books or whatever warmly welcome ! Cheers, Xavier
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Examples of recent web sites/IOS stuff with great or innovative user interface sound design/sonification ?

Hi mates, I am looking for web sites with successful sound design (no matter the technology behind). I don't mean background music but interactive sounds only. Thanks ! Xavier
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Snowman icy voice

Hey! I have to design the voice of a demonic snowman and this voice must sounds "icy"... Any suggestions?
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Does anybody can help me with sound for my interactive concept? (urgent)

I'm studying communication design and my final project is an inteactive concept for learning russian. I tryied to make an appropriate sound, but I failed. Does anyone can help me with it? I'm ...
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Demo reel show n tell

Some I'd you may know me or some of my team personally, and I have posted quite a bit. But am often busy with work and not as "social" as would like to be. So I wanted to share our project reel from ...
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Sound design feedback?

Hit me with critical. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rO8BrDJbL8&context=C3b05fd2ADOEgsToPDskKQtOpX1iUCRYr3CGmsQswg It was weird using xylophone, it had such an overwhelming amount of sound ...
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Uni Project Feedback and soundcloud giveaway

Hey everyone! So I have finished the creative project that I posted earlier. You can view it here - The Arrival on Vimeo. I am looking for constructive feedback on the project, and to show my ...
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Favorite way to modify a voice

Without the spectral and timbral processing functions of Kyma, I'd like to figure out how to modify human voice. I'd love to get the spectral and timbral properties of a wolf and cross it with a man ...
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Is there a good solution for hosting a sound design/music portfolio online?

Do any of you know of a good template-based portfolio site which caters for sound and music? I'm thinking of sites like http://carbonmade.com/ for visual media. Or perhaps the best solution is just a ...
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cutting multiple hard synced layered events - workflow

Assume that you're looking at a scene with dozens of hard synced events that need a few layers of sound per event. Something like a fistfight or a shootout. What's your specific workflow for finding ...
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Designing Game Menu/Interface Sounds?

Hello, i'm sound designer for small video games, so i have many projects coming in and out...and i always struggle at making those user interface/menu sounds...i know they should be subtle and all, ...
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Favorite way to infuse sounds with other sounds or Infuse moments with manipulated sounds

How can you go about infusing sounds with other sounds? For example if you want the sound of a baby crying to increase the emotional pull of a certain moment or ambience I usually use an Impulse ...
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Favorite Ambiance, Background Recording Technique and Delivery

How do you like to record ambiances, and backgrounds? Stereo? Mono? ORTF? MS? How do you like to layer them in a project? Mono? Some Stereo? Lots of Stereo files?