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Well, if you mean cutting up trailers and doing a sound re-design on them, you'll want to tag them as a sound re-design so as to not be confused with the real deal. If it's trailer's that you've actually done, I believe it should be fine since it is your own work and being shown for demonstration purposes. In my reel I make sure to tag the production ...


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It happens all the time. We also contact friends and peers who might have the sounds we need, and trade effects back and forth (which is a great way to expand your library). Everything in audio post is predicated on budget, time and need. We'd all love to record or synthesize brand new sounds for every element needed in a film, but that's just not a ...


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Definitely do not play a background song under your foley work. Have faith that potential employers will judge and understand your work for what it is. If you did the foley, then play the foley in all its glory.


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The detail work is really nice - especially the armour Foley. Though I think you could exaggerate the footfalls on the big guy in the helment - give him some weight. He sounds pretty like on his feet. Though the monster growls are really nice - it's not obvious that it's coming from the creatures at the end of the cave. I actually thought it was the ...


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Just to say that I fixed the DVD problem - the DVD player was using pro-logic decoding on the stereo track. I didn't notice the sound coming out the rears (doh!) when I tested but obviously it was creating phase problems hence the stuffy/uncomfortable feeling. I really hope other DVD players don't default to pro-logic when playing a simple stereo DVD! Is ...


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Matt, Very cool reel! Really liked the tense atmospheric horror-styled sound design in certain parts. My reel is not as concise and coherent as yours, but I'll throw my hat in the ring here: http://sethnorman.com/ Thanks, Seth


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Agreed that the Deus Ex end sequence should be cut. I really don't want to watch a whole trailer, I want to hear samples of your work. So, I'd lose the end sequence and perhaps an additional 25% or more off the front end as well. Also, I found myself rewinding to re-read your titles for some sequences. I like that they stayed up for the entire Gargoyles ...


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@Justin hey Justin, I just watched your video with some friends and we all liked it, we noticed some important things you may want to know though. In the basketball ones, the sound from the actual ball was not noticeable! that is something we really felt you missed, and the shoes' squeaks where too loud and repetitive, you should have some more variations ...


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Ideally you want to showcase original work (i.e. product originally had your sound, not someone else's). It's then far easier to assume you have the right to showcase the work if you haven't explicitly requested so. Realise this is a catch 22 but it also means keeping a pretty tight focus on what's included in your reel. Over time, with some luck, i'm ...


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