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Talking to schizophrenics for advice how it sounds won't necessarily do you much good as we're not talking something like an LSD-trip or such here, we're talking a state that appears totally natural to the senses of the one suffering it, and this differs from person to person, as well as there are rarely dronings or similar sounds present. With rarely I mean ...


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You're not going to find anything worth using that you can buy for that budget. My suggestion would be to find a local shop that rents gear out and talk to them about what you'll be shooting and how. They'll be able to give you advice on what to use and how, and you'll likely get better equipment for the money you'll be spending. Granted, you won't own the ...


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The first thing is, don't make it totally gone at any point. Listen to the audio of medical dramas like Grey's Anatomy; the sound never really leaves the soundtrack completely. Fade it down and up, but not completely out. Second, use viewpoint changes in the camera editing to adjust the level of the sound; take the opportunities when the camera moves ...


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You can also look at the David Sonnenschein book Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema. The first 25 pages gives you a really good idea of what to look for and how to listen to your script and make notes. Within the first 25 pages, Sonnenschien recommends that you take the script, whatever the version and read ...


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Highly relevant, you will enjoy digesting the many examples in here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ShellShockSilence Mass Effect games also have this effect when you're "low health", a low-pass filter blurs the music until you recover:


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I really like Kyoshi Kurosawa's work. His style is very spartan and almost lo fi, sonically. Two films to check out are Pulse and Cure (Tokyo Sonata is another). Dead silence is used at certain points in these films, and the effect it has in each case is interesting. His films can be difficult to watch if you're not in the right mood, but his style is ...


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Sounds like a great idea. Is this work undergrad or postgrad? Sadly I've not seen any of the films you are suggesting (I really need to catch up on viewing). However, one thing that jumps out at me is these films are all dramas. Is this what you are going for i.e. is the title of you dissertation going to be "Layers of diagetic sound showing Temporal ...


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one character that sprang to mind is Arby from the Channel Four series 'Utopia'. If you haven't watched it, it's definitely worth checking out and the theme music is awesome too. Anyway, this character Arby has been given a continuous, out of breath foley aspect, almost as if he's really unfit. I'm pretty sure the majority of this has been added in post. The ...


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You should watch Eraser Head, by David Lynch. It may not be specifically depicting his mental illness but it certainly sets a mood of mental weirdness between the characters and that strange baby creature. Most of it, comes from the eerie sound design in the ambience.


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Sound Mixer or Sound Recordist


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Do you memorize the dialogue and aim the microphone back and forth between the two people when their lines come up? yes This allow you to anticipate one's sentences ending and be on place for beginning of next character's sentence. Notice that it's important that your microphone is aimed at the person speaking. Which means your microphone can be between ...


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When both persons speaking are visible I memorize the lines while the actors practice (having a script at hand might be helpful) and pan the mic between both. If the scene is split into shot/ reverse shot, I also try to get both but my priority lies on the person on-screen. Especialy when the boom operator isn't experienced, too much panning might overburden ...


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To my ears, it does indeed sound as if there is too much build-up in the lower mids. I wouldn't say "muddy", but rather more boomy, boxy, or honky - those are three words I would use to describe it. Cutting these will clean it up for you, but as you said, this was definitely miked too close. Two more things to keep in mind for dlog editing: 1) You will ...


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If it's just dialog that you are recording then rent a couple lav mics if you can then make sure the audio coming off them is nice and usable. The problem with a hypercardioid mic in a reflective room like that is there are always going to be significant secondary reflections off of those hard surfaces. Because a lav is so close to the source those ...


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The harshness of the compression is similar to API's boxes. It might be one, although I never can remember the number of model. The cool "damaged" sound are most certainly an artifact from (very likely Cedar) noise-reduction, EQ, and probably a mild distorsion to make it pop in the trailer. It's pretty safe to say it will sound different in the final film. ...


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Did you or the director tell the actors that the audio wouldn't be usable? If so, I wouldn't do that. Actors generally have enough to worry about and telling them things that don't really concern them will just pull them out of the experience. I'm not a production mixer, I only do post production but I do have lots of experience directing actors of all ...


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Not mental illness of a conventional kind, but I highly recommend watching Triangle (2009) WITHOUT watching the trailer or any spoilers... intense, gripping, unique sound design used for moments of severe psychological disturbance. It portrays confusion and self-violation without pulling any punches. The music's great too, composed by Christian Henson of ...


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All these films have similar FX patterns: echo voices, reverse reverb vocals, and a selected set of strings: Symphopia 2 could help you a lot with this...


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You should definitely watch Martha Marcy May Marlene, by Sean Durkin http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441326/ And, of course, Lars von Trier's movies.


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This might seem fuddy duddy, but you might also want to ask musical people who also have schizophrenia what kinds of sounds they think convey it accurately. Be careful with horror noises, it has a tendency to increase the implicit stigma of mental illness or otherwise continue to teach people that it's like panic or a drug trip. It's not.


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You should definitely check out Clean, Shaven and also possibly Keane by the same director.


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Scan through this search query for some possible answers. This question has been discussed in the old SSD forum many times over.


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It's a pure sinus of about 1400 Hz (1.4 Khz), most DAW's will have a function to generate a few seconds of that. In Adobe Audition you would go to the menu Generate -> Tones. Then add some "dirt" to it using something like Izotope Vinyl (it's a free plugin). I guess that would be the basics of what you want. Maybe instead of adding dirt, subtracting some "...


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Isn't the famous long telephone ring in "Once Upon A Time In America" a temporal ambiguity while being a diagetic layered sound?


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