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Working by yourself

I looked for a previous thread about this and I'm surprised that I didn't find anything—if I missed it let me know. As a relative newcomer to freelance film sound design, I often find myself holding ...
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dissertation help. perception of sound

Hi everyone, just finishing off my degree, and want to do my dissertation on audience perception of real and unreal sound in film. But need to find a way to measure it using a practical project. any ...
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Sounds for killing people (chainsaw and hammer)

Hy everyone. Im work on a film wich 2 characters killing people in 2 short scene. One with a hammer (he always beat first to the head), the other with a chainsaw (he just cut the bodys).:) The ...
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Protools- Dv toolkit2

I’m using Protools 8 with DV Toolkit 2. If I upgrade to Protools 10 do I need a DV toolkit as well or is everything included?
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Film Post Sound Design Newbie needs help

Hi there, I'm a film student coming to the end of my course and have tinkered with sound design a little, although my course doesn't really address it as much I would have hoped. I have access to a ...
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Sound very distorted

I do video in weddings, I have a Canon XHA1 with a Rode mike. When a record in the wedding reception if they have live music, and if there are a lot of drums, like the Mexican music or live DJ with a ...
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How to set the Zoom H4N for recording with external mic & lav?

Hi all, I'm having a hard time getting the right settings on my new Zoom H4N for recording with 2 XLR inputs -- a shotgun mic and wireless lav system for a film shoot. I also can't figure out how to ...
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Final year university project, need a professional sound designer's feedback!

I'm currently studying digital media in Edinburgh and specialising in film sound. For my final year project I had to source a film which I could create the sound design for and write a dissertation ...
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The Thin Red Line: who is the main sound designer?

Hi sound lovers :) I'm analyzing the sound of Malik's masterpiece but i'm a bit confused about who between John Fasal and Claude Letessier is the main sound designer. Do you have any clue? IMDB doesn'...
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Awkward Silence

I've always tried to remember the sounds during such a circumstance but never found an opportunity to use it, but these guys have! Have a look at this clip from Margin Call that has been re-edited ...
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Looking for a Sound Designer

This is not really an AD, I'm not trying to spam the board. I'm looking for a sound guy in the NY area and have been having trouble finding someone. I've posted on craigslist but I either get nothing ...
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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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Designing for film with no vision

I'm a sound designer fresh from Univerity and I've been asked to produce sound effects for a independent film. The strange thing is that I've been given audio samples of the effects required where all ...
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Previsualisation Audio Dub

Ive recently been in talks with a director of a low budget feature film who is currently at previsualisation stage. He has asked me to come on board as not only sound designer, but location sound ...
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Music for T.V. and/or Film

How can I get my music used in T.V. and or film? Who do I need to contact?
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The Sound of “Essential Killing”

I've just got back from watching Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing and wondered if anyone else had seen it. Throughout the film there is almost no dialogue (only a few lines at the very beginning ...
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Plane peel off's, climbs and dives

Hi all, Imagine this shot: MCU of prop plane, it peels off to the left out of shot Not having a real plane to play with I'm using stock library FX. Obviously planes don't really make that noise that ...
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Building the soundtrack

A while back I had the opportunity to work directly with Sound Editor Richard Hymns - we flew him in an he and I spent about 3 days in my studio working with me to tweak some sound editing + design ...
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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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How Did They Do That?? Vol. 2: Ghostbusters “proton pack”

Following on from Jay Jennings' post, How Did They Do That?? Vol. 1: The Predator “clicks”, I thought I'd carry on the series with another classic, iconic sound - the Ghostbusters Proton Pack powering ...
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How Did They Do That?? Vol. 1: The Predator “clicks”

If anyone knows how the iconic Predator "click" vocalizations were created (for the original film, that is), then please, do share! (This means you David Stone, Richard Anderson and John Pospisil!) If ...
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Just starting out

Hello. I'm new here and just starting out in the field of sound design. I'd say I've been doing sound design work on and off for about a year now. Where I live right now (Maryland) there aren't many ...
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Washington Post covers sound design in film:

There's a nice piece by Ann Hornaday with a video in today's Washington Post here.
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Iconic Sounds: How have they affected the way you work?

For composers, it may have been John Williams' unforgettable two-note motif from Jaws that got them into the business. What are the cinematic moments in sound design that drove you to pursue it as a ...
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A Study in Effective Sound Design: The Terminator (1984)

So I'm flipping channels and find The Terminator on AMC. And it was just starting! It's been a while since I've seen it in its entirety, so I decided to give it my full attention. The thing that ...
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Job opportunities

Does anyone know the difference in job opportunities between video game sound design and film sound design. Which one has more opportunities to get a job, know from experience? Is the pay any ...