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Do you sit in on the mix?

I'm curious to who sits in on the mix of their Sound Design work on a movie? Do they let you in, usually? Does the Director invite you? Are you scorned at or frowned upon for being there and ...
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Mixing and Design

I'm curious about how other people work. I did start writing about this is on the Soundscape building question but I think it deserves a separate thread (correct word as this isn't really a forum in ...
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Building a Soundscape

Scenario: Animated feature from Pixar. No production sound except actor dialogue/effects. Scenes are outside. Suburban and desert. Lots of foley/moving actions. Different perspectives. How would ...
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Free to use (CCL) animations to sound design

I'm trying to build my showreel as a sound designer, but I mainly only have short films to show. I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find good quality animations licensed under Creative ...
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Apprenticeship for Sound Designers?

Dear All, This might be a random question, but I want to ask it anyway: I never went to film school or any type of post production school. I've basically taught myself by: Watching enough movies to ...
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Working/Apprenticing in post houses

I am a budding sound designer and am bursting with creativity and a drive to work. I have done work on countless school projects and friend's films and am 100% certain I've found my lifelong passion ...
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How long do you usually take on a effect/on a track?

I've always wondered how long it took other sound designers to finish a single sound effect. Sure there are those 2 min wonders, but I know sometimes a sound effect can be so frustratingly obscure (I ...
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Evaluation of sound designs.

How do you currently evaluate your sound designs? We all receive comments (verbal and written) from our colleagues (Supervising sound editor, Re-recording engineer, Director etc.), but does anyone ...
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SAMPLERS: What are you using?

Lots to choose from out there… I've found the integration between ProTools and Structure very smooth; it's easy to wrap my head around and actually produce some decent sounding patches in a short ...
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Recommendations on hardware and software

Hi Thanks for another great forum. Really appreciate it! When delivering sfx for sound fx library companies like Sound-ideas, and Hollywood edge, and not being able to bring the material to a real ...
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Sound design that cuts through crowd noise

I'm about to embark on a sound design project for an interactive piece that will be a public installation. It will always be surrounded by people in a large space (think a trade show floor or lounge-...
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Tips for recording/designing ball kicks

I need a bunch of sounds of rugby balls being kicked. I need big, I need small, and everything in between. In the movie, the kicks always happen on the field outdoors. I have an idea as to how I ...
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How creative can you be as a working sound designer?

This is obviously going to change from project to project. But in general how much freedom do you have within your porjects? Are the budgets and schedules so tight that you just have to go with what ...