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Moving worlds within audio post

I work in the world of TV programming with reality, documentary & docudrama series work, lots of promos, some theatrical trailer work, and some independent film work. My current gig is as an in-...
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Have you a favourite film about sound?

There's numerous question on here about favourite examples of sound usage in a film, but what's everyone's favourite film about sound? I know it's a limited genre, but worthwhile compiling a list for ...
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Any documentary films on Sound Design in Film?

I've a bit of free time at the moment so I've been watching some films and documentaries. I've watched some docs on the topics of film v digital (side by side) and other docs on video special effects. ...
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Sound Design in Argentina Documentary

Hey everyone! I'm working on my graduate thesis. It's a documentary about Sound Design in Argentina and right now I'm on the pre-production process. I'm looking for any historical data/info/...
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Removing background location music from documentary dialogue

Has anybody had experience of removing location music from documentary dialogue? A filmmaker has approached me to tackle an issue with broadcast rights on the music coming from a stereo in the ...
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BBC Documentary Sound Design

Hi guys Something that has a always perplexed me about wildlife documentaries is the sound design. Specifically David Attenborough ones such as Life and Frozen Planet - how do they record the sounds ...
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Nature doco sound design?

I'm just curious to ask anyone who has produced sound for a nature documentary, how much of the audio content is recorded in the field or how much is the product of sound design?
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Doubts about a mixing that must go to a FilmFestival

Hi folks, I’m gonna ask something quite naiv. I finished the sound design for a documentary (my first doc as a director), I worked on pro-tools where I reached the step called “pre-mix” (for me it ...
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ADR in a documentary

This is kind of a follow up to a previous question I had asked about audio cleanup. Some tips to soften wind noise. The director has asked me my thoughts on doing ADR for some of the scenes/shots in ...
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Dialogue Editing for Documentary Film

Currently editing dialogue for a short documentary, and I'm wondering, do you guys out there split off PFX in the same way as you do with narrative film work? I'm mainly wondering if you do this ...
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Guerilla Style Recording…

Im about to embark on a indie feature road trip movie. This story thrives on improvisation with characters and "real life" people. What kind of tricks do you know that could help get the cleanest ...
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Mixing sound design with poorly recorded room audio/interviews

Apologies if this has been asked before. I'm designing around voice tracks, some of them recorded in studio and some with a portable recorder on location (talent's house). I find it hard to strike a ...
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Catfish - Can we tell from the sound if it's real or not?

I watched the excellent documentary, Catfish. The sound was done by Coll Anderson. There's debate as to whether or not it is real. I wonder if we can tell from the sound if it is or not. [spoiler ...
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Dialogue Record with Zoom H4N and 2 Shotgun

Next week I'm going to do the dialogue recording of a documentary film. Usually, I record using just one shotgun Mic (NTG 1) and one Handheld (Zoom H4N). But the director says that he has a couple ...
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TV Shows DVDs with Extras

This is a long stretch but I'm wondering if there are any dvds of TV shows with sound design/editing/mixing extras. Interviews or making of docus would be awesome, but even a commentary would be great ...
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Person with role of overseen sound post production in documentaries referred to as a “supervising sound editor”?

I am wondering if the person with the role of overseen the sound post production and its crew (if any) in documentaries is referred to as a "supervising sound editor"? I've searched some documentaries ...
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Doc Production…Verite - who is responsible?

Verite, essentially b-roll footage. It isn't quite dialogue, but not FX either. I ( the sound effects editor)just received tracks from the dialogue editor that have zero verite tracks. This has ...