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Jack Of All Trades, Master of...Some?

I've spent my entire career here in Washington, DC. As some of you know, I'll be headed out to LA in January. With that on the horizon, workflow, the division of labor, & the responsibilities of ...
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Sound Librarian (The Job-Title, Not The Software)

What is the modern definition of a Sound Librarian? Do studios / houses still hire Sound Librarians, or have the responsibilities simply fallen to the sound effects editing team as a whole? In my ...
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What does a utility sound technician do?

This is the second in a series of discussions about roles within the sound team for new comers to the industry. A previous post is about the role of the boom operator. I am hoping that users who have ...
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What does a boom operator do?

I would like to start a series of discussions about roles within the sound team for new comers to the industry. I am hoping that users who have professional experience within this role can explain ...
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What is expected from a sound effects editor?

What are the exact tasks that a sound effects editor is expected to fulfill? Apart from choosing the effect and editing it, are we expected to also mix, place the SFX in a space, EQ to context, etc.? ...
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Appropriate Film Credits

I've got an independent short film project where I'm the only sound person involved. I've had to do everything from pre-production to post. What would be appropriate for credit(s)? Is there a blanket ...
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Composition versus sound design, what's the difference?

A documentary maker called me a sound designer. At first I thought he forgot to mention my composer role. I told my girlfriend about it and she was like sound design is what you do, a composer feels ...
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