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Hospital Reception Sound Recording

I'm new to this forum but have quite a few questions packed in one for a shoot I'm doing soon. We want to record a scene with a subject waiting in a hospital reception (no dialogue), and create a ...
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How to create trailer voice effect

In many movies, tv shows, and trailers I've heard a type of compression that not only flattens the dynamics but also changes the timbre of the voice. Here is an example: ...
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Why does everyone use the same dolphin sound effect?

From Zoo Tycoon (Microsoft) to Plants Vs Zombies (Pop Cap) to Inside Out (Disney), when there's a dolphin involved, it always comes with this sound effect: What would ...
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What should be the credits for score designer using library music?

I'm making a soundtrack for a film, but instead of writing the music, I'm buying songs from music libraries and building the score. In other words, except of actual writing the music, I'm doing the ...
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Headphones for film recording and mastering (music)

I need to buy a new headphone for film recording, but a good reference for editing and mastering music too. I have always used Beyer Dynamic DT100, very strong and closed, ideal for live recording, ...
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How do I reduce echo coming from large glass panes?

I'm shooting a short film set in a takeout place, and our location has a large window that basically encompasses the whole front of the shop. It also has tiled walls and floors, but seeing how our ...
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Sound Design cutting throught Music

I'm currently working on a project where there is a particular scene where on one hand there is music and at the same time, we should hear heavy reverbered steps. It getting tough to make the reverb ...
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Is my dialogue premix too muddy?

I'm new to dialogue, I'm wondering is my dialoge premix too muddy? It is a film project, would be output to DCP and play back in an normal cinema. The whole film is redubbed, any one can give me some ...
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Proper way to boom dialogue between two people

If operating a boom microphone to record the dialogue of two people in a filmed scene, what is the proper way to operate and point the microphone? Do you memorize the dialogue and aim the microphone ...
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How to make the sound of Light Bike Tron Legacy

After watching "Tron Legacy" I've thought that the sound was really good, and particularly the sound of the Light Bike. So I've started wondering, how did they make these sounds? Of course there are ...
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Speaker Monitors for sound film [closed]

well... I have seen some threads about this subject. but they are pretty old. so i would like to hear some new advices. I´m trying to build up the best "home studio" I can afford for editing, small ...
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How does A/B montage works?

I heard about A/B montage in school, but it was only mentioned once. And I know it has something to do with two tracks, and using it for easier automation and whatever else, when the perspective in ...
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Correct film crediting

I worked on a film earlier this year as the on set mixer. They are busy crediting the film and there is some confusion as to what my title should be. Can anyone please provide some clarity as to what ...
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Please recommend movie titles

have some projects lined up and doing research. Can you guys recommend good sounding movies of the following? Boxing War (civil war or early periodic war, so not as busy, think pre-machine guns) ...
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Good Drama Films/TV for Sound Design?

This has been asked before as general films Films to Study for Excellence in Sound Design, but most of the answers as well as the films recognized in awards are epic action blockbuster films: Star ...
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Tuning out from world sound design

Hi can you recommend movies where the main characters get overwhelmed and they start to "tune out" from the real world and their surroundings? (The effect being that everything is slowly brought down ...
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Doing the best possible Job in a situation that demands ADR

While working on my first small budget feature I encountered a problem I was unsure how to handle as the Audio Mixer. We were shooting inside a warehouse and one morning there was a heavy rainstorm ...
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Sound Design depicting mental illness in film

I'm currently working on a film about a woman suffering from schizophrenia and was wondering if anyone had any more left field suggestions for films with interesting sound design depicting mental ...
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Basic Ultra Low Budget Audio Equipment for Video

I am shooting a short series this summer and I have got a good camera, a good lighting set-up but I still am a bit unsure about audio. How are people supposed to get started in film-making when it ...
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Altering perception of a character with sound deisgn

I'm looking for either some information (books, articles, web sites, etc.) or films that just use sound design to alter our perception of characters in films. My plan is to take a scene from a film ...
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I need help creating a ringing sound, as heard in this link

As the title suggests, I need help creating a particular sound effect for a film I am working on. An example of the effect I am looking for is at 1:40 in the link below; ...
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Layers of diagetic sound showing Temporal ambiguity in film

I'm starting to sketch out some ideas for my dissertation and as the title suggests I want to focus on the use of layers of diagetic sound to show temporal ambiguity I'm film. I will be using films as ...
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looking for a short film for a university project on sound design.

I'm currently looking for a short film that I could use for a university project that requires me to create the sound design for a film of 3 - 8 minutes in length. If anyone is willing to supply me ...
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Script breakdown in a sound context

Suggestions on how to? Yes, I know how to think in relation to what it is that I need and want to discuss and develop during the time of the production. I'm specifically thinking about tools, how to ...
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What is the best/easiest way to fade a sound (beeping noise) in and out without the audience noticing that its gone?

I want to fade a noise (beeping noise, like a heart monitor) in and out during different scenes/moments in a movie without the audience noticing the change. It should appear as being there all the ...
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Japanese Directors and films [closed]

I'm doing a dissertation on my film course on Japanese Auteurs and how they compare to Western Auteurs in their approach to film. If anyone could suggest any Japanese film directors that they really ...
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Short film based on ambiences/background sounds/walla

I could use some help with short film I'm working on. The thing is that there are no dialogues in it (that's ok with me, I don't like talkies anyway:)) and the mighty director is against the use of ...
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Starting out in film/tv post/scoring (bgm)

So I've put together a film/tv post/scoring system, and was looking to expand my portfolio by donating my time to a worthy project. Are there any solutions better than the local craigslist? I'd prefer ...
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Scenes with Great Gun Sounds [closed]

I've been doing a lot of hand gun sound editing and design lately and was going to look at a couple of movies for reference. But I'm having a surprisingly hard time coming up with films with great gun ...
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Location Sound Sound Proofing

I got a shooting on a couple of days. It's a bathroom scene with lot's of dialogue and a bedroom scene w lot's of sex ;) The problem is that both locations have windows looking directly to a busy ...
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Interesting Experimental Sound popular and ground breaking films

I am presenting a paper on experimental sound design in film and it's relationship with frequency and emotional response. I have a fair amount of material that I am researching (sadly there is very ...
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location film boom mic rain

Hello, Just a quick question for anyone with any relative experience: How to reduce the sound of the rain on the microphone when recording in the rain on set, also what protection we can use for ...
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Where to go from here? How to Progress?

I'm currently a sound editor and sound designer in the Los Angeles area and I've worked on various shows that have aired on different networks. I'm trying to find a way to break into working on ...
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Will a Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air be adequate monitors for sound editing/mixing on a short film?

I'm about to embark on a shortish film project, 30mins approx, as the sound editor. I'm responsible for the whole post production phase for this film's sound. It may go for a mastering session at some ...
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Shotgun film mic suggestions

Hi everyone, just a quick questions on any suggestions for a good, rugged, film shotgun mic, such as the Rode NTG-1 and alternatives costing upto around 500 dollars... Outdoor filming. Thanks for ...
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Am I in the wrong? - mixing help!

Hello everyone, I am a soon to be graduate from BA Film. For my final year I have decided to work as a sound designer (my second year I did this as I have a musical background and seen the ...
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“Stoker” - sound design moves background to foreground

I've just come back from seeing Stoker - what a great film. Very strong, and potent storytelling. One of the features was a forensic-style magnification of detail, and lots of space and time for ...
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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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Creating Sounds Coming From Floor Above Action?

Hey, I'm currently working on a sci-fi short film in which the majority of action takes place in an abandoned cellar underground. The director wants bassy, rumbly factory/machinery sounds coming from ...
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books on mixing films?

does anybody know of any book that deals with Mixing of films.. i have downloaded two books The Mixing Engineers Handbook. Mix Smart Pro Audio Tips For Your Multitrack Mix from the internet but ...
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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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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 the ...
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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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Favorite Alien / Monster Vocalisations In Film

I just finished watching District 9 and was quite impressed with the way the alien language had been developed. So it got me thinking about alien / monster language design in film. Other favourites of ...
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Final MIX - Movie Mastering Levels

Hello All! I understand that workflow in sound designing a movie usually ends up in 3 tracks; Dialogue, Sound Effects, and Music. I've been asked to level out a feature length movie which doesn't ...
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Vintage foley microphones

As mentioned in another thread, I'm working on the sound track of a film which is trying to emulate a vintage, somewhat low-fi feel. The majority of this is most likely going to be accomplished by ...
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What videos/films for sound design?

Hello To Everyone, I come from a music background and am starting out in sound design and dont have a show reel. I realise that this is paramount for new employers, they want to see what you can do, ...
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best iZotope RX2 workflow for a film

Just completed my first narrative feature film in FCP 7. The scratch tracks have been replaced with the double-system audio, and prepped to be exported as stems if needed. I have iZotope RX2, but ...
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Sonic equivalent to the Uncanny Valley?

Have you ever experienced the uncanny valley with VFX? But more importantly, have you experienced it with sound? Or do we experience every day working in post, with every sound? And it is just an ...
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Is there a similar site to this for moviemaking, film design, visual effects, etc?

I discovered this site through a friend who is into sound design. I love the Question/Answer format of this site. It acts a lot like a forum, but the better answers are easier to find and view, ...