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Are actors' voices in the 2.0 sound positioned in correspondence with where we can see them in the video?

Should actors' voices typically "follow" the actors if they're moving across the screen or if they're simply positioned off-center, when playing the 2.0 or 2.1 version of the movie sound? Or is the 2....
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How do you create those Harry potter wand sounds?

Here's a few isolated SFX from the HP movie. I'm wondering how to recreate those SFX. Any idea ?
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Can I take “historical” sounds from non-fictional movies for my project?

I am working on a project that may be intended for commercial use. Would it be possible to extract sound from, say, a YouTube video that shows only the sound of a real WW1 airplane and then use that ...
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Is it always necessary to dub violins on movie sets?

High Strung, a recent movie with a lot of "violin-playing action" (never thought I'd say that), dubbed all of the violin playing. The actors are good violinists, but I am also a violinist and so it ...
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how to create the way of talking as in the red room from Twinpeaks?

When Agent Cooper listen to the people in the red room they have a distinctive way of talking. They speak forward, but it has some quality to it you hear when you play something backwards, yet it does ...
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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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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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Sound Design Etiquette?

This is a question from a novice sound designer, but one that I don't see discussed much, for obvious reasons. When approaching professional sound design projects such as movies, game cinematics, ...
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-20dBFS What it means for dialogue editing?

Hello my dear friends, I'm struggling with this question of not knowing what to do with the ref tone of -20 dBFS on the OMF file. Does this mean that I have to match all the dialogue tracks to this ...
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Examples of characters defined through sound

I am looking for inspiration from movies where the sound (voice, sound effects, music) was used in a way to create stronger/more memorable character, to shape the character, where sound creates a ...
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Sound Design Schools

Hey guys! I'm a Mexican/Spanish guy (yeah, that happens a lot) graduated from audio engineering in a Mexican music production school. I'm way more interested in sound design for movies, video games, ...
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If I shot a movie in 16:9 format in Ultra HD will the movie theatre play it?

Most films for cinema are not in 16:9 format. If I shot a movie in 16:9 format in Ultra HD, would there be any technical issue with getting it played in theatres?
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Specific headphone requests?

Ok I know this question has been asked many times and I saw it was the second question on the main page (at the time of this post) but I am just looking for something in specific. My last pair were ...
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stereo sound in a movie theater

Hi first post here :) I made the sound, music for a short film (a stereo 48k mix). The film had no dialogue. I noticed though in the screenings (2 film fetsivals) that the stereo image was almost ...
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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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Using Sound Effect From A Movie - Otherwise Unavailable

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I am working on a gaming project that has a really great intro. The sound for the intro needs to be a very mechanical effect—like a lot of moving parts. I have scoured the ...
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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, ...
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Anyone play 5.1 DVD's through their Macbook Pro/Mbox Pro?

Just wondering if it possible to listen in surround using Apples' DVD Player on my Macbook Pro through an Mbox Pro. Or would I need an external DVD player? Before I buy the Mbox Pro I wanted to make ...
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Honours Project- sound replacement for a film/short Movie

I've just began my final year of university, doing Digital Media with a specialisation in Sound Design and its time to do my honours project and dissertation. I am to rebuild the sound for a short ...
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“Shell shock” effect from movies.

Hey all, I'm pretty new to sound design and currently working on a soundscape project for school. I want to add that "shell shock" silence effect, like when a grenade goes off to close to a character,...
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Sound Design Birthday Ideas

Hello everyone, An executive of the studio I work at has a birthday coming up and my coworkers and I want to give something with a sound twist to it. I had the thought of giving 5 great examples of ...
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Tell us about the last movie you watched and what the best thing about the sound was.

Even if the sound was bad, let's not speak about it. Tell us what the plus points were. Last movie I watched was The Fighter. Wonderful punch sounds and crowd editing. The best part was the scene at ...
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Infrasound, 19Hz, Resonating Eyeballs and Other Psychoacoustic Tricks

Hello all, this is my first question on this forum. I'm curious about the use of infrasound in films/movies. I believe a number of studies have shown that infrasound (frequencies below 20Hz) can be ...
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Hyper realism in sound design approach

Hi everyone. I was wondering if any of you guys had the chance to go through any type of work involving a hyper-realistic approach. I'm doing my Honours Project on a film that requires that sort of ...
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Good movies to watch for the sound design?

Quick question... What movies do you recommend any of us watch for good sound design?
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Computer Animated Films

Do computer animated films such as toy story, use linear or non-linear sound design? how is the job marker for it?
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Favorite Zombie Sounds?

There are a ton of zombie movies and video games out there. Lots of different types of zombies too. Ones that can almost talk, some are silent, some sound like animals, some just gurgle. Do you ...
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Whats the best way of presenting a sound design showreel ?

Most clients attention is short when asked to listen to sound alone. So I'm presuming its better to associate sound work with image. Without having to shoot a film just to showcase your sound and ...
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Good visual source material to practice sound design on?

Hello. I'm curious to where I can find good visual source material to practice sound design on and maybe get a sound reel out of it to show off later? Currently I have composed music to an image. I'...
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Do you ever switch off when watching a movie or are you always listening like a pro?

I'm a home theatre fan (see my website link in my profile), but very much an amateur. When I watch a movie it is to relax and switch off. By profession I'm in IT, and find whenever I use a computer ...
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Movies with “POV” of deaf characters

Hi, I' m doing some research right now for a movie i ll be doing in a couple of months. Can you recommend me any movie where a sound "POV" from a deaf character is used? I d like to see different ...