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Correct film crediting

Sound Mixer or Sound Recordist
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Is my dialogue premix too muddy?

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. ...
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Proper way to boom dialogue between two people

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 ...
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Proper way to boom dialogue between two people

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 ...
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How do I reduce echo coming from large glass panes?

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 ...
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How to create trailer voice effect

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 ...
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Dialogue between 2 or more people

It depends entirely on the performance that you're getting from set and the overall sound that you can achieve in the edit. Often, dialogue editing involves syllable, word and phrase replacement ...
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Making dialogue in a film louder in post production

OK, so if this is one of those utterly random class assignments where you absolutely 'must' do it with 'just an iPhone', the only way to really do this is to record your dialogue 'wild'. This requires ...
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Making dialogue in a film louder in post production

There are only really two ways of reducing the amount of background spill into your dialog track. Expensive directional mic on a boom Even more expensive noise-reduction software, eg Izotope RX 7. ...
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How do I pull up a 24FPS audio mix for a 25FPS video timeline in Nuendo?

OK so I finally worked this out. Select the audio region to pull-up. F7 for "Direct Offline Processing" Add a "Time Stretch" effect. Select a ratio of 96 (96%). This will shorten the region by 4% ...
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Hospital Reception Sound Recording

As you have identified, recording "ambience" is a different activity from recording "dialogue". I would recommend recording "ambience" with spaced omnidirectional microphones. This will give you a ...
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Why does everyone use the same dolphin sound effect?

some of them are inside jokes, like the Wilhelm scream, but mostly it's due to the ubiquity of the Hollywood Edge libraries that everyone uses! Also, pretty sure the "eagle" sound is actually a red-...
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What should be the credits for score designer using library music?

sounds like you're some combo of music supervisor or music editor
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Headphones for film recording and mastering (music)

I think that headphones will never be perfect for this, but there are some good choices, especially if you are sensitive to the difference between mixing with monitors and headphones. Obviously ...
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How do I reduce echo coming from large glass panes?

Just putting cardboard over the windows will improve things dramatically. A cardboard room is already quite dead. If you have a lot of cardboard, you can concertina it by putting some scores in it ...
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Sound Design cutting throught Music

EQ is your friend here. My first guess would be to EQ the lows and extreme highs out of the reverb return so you can boost it without muddying the whole mix. Similarly, you can use EQ to carve out a ...
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Is my dialogue premix too muddy?

Well what Joseph Santoyo said is pretty right, i mean it can get you in the ballpark and have a decent sounding vocal recording, but in no way a serious one. If you take 2 voices make a big Q around ...
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How to make the sound of Light Bike Tron Legacy

I don't know much about the ones from Tron Legacy, but for the original Tron, the light cycles are made using an Atari electronic tones, synths, and a buzz saw. Of course, these layers are double with ...
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How does A/B montage works?

A/B is also called checkerboarding. You can use it for when a scene changes or anytime you need to apply processing that is radically different than the section of audio that came right before it. ...
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Please recommend movie titles

Since this is in soundDesign I will assume you are doing research on sound design in films. One of my favorite films for sound design in general (and fits in a bit before your civil war era) is Master ...
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Please recommend movie titles

Going for the obvious... Raging Bull - one of the greatest movies of all time, which happens to be about a boxer. Fantastic use of sound throughout the film. no recommendations but Glory looks ...
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Good Drama Films/TV for Sound Design?

I think Robert Altman's multi-mic work is gives a really natural but unique/fresh perspective. Check out MASH and Nashville. Anything from Studio Ghibli is incredibly elegant. The Wind Rises is ...
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Good Drama Films/TV for Sound Design?

There are many, so maybe I'll add more here later. I do actually think this is a good list to have on the site, so hopefully people will chip in. Immediatelly though, I think of the films of Michael ...
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Is there a similar site to this for moviemaking, film design, visual effects, etc?

This actually existed for a couple years when this question was asked: https://video.stackexchange.com/ Enjoy!
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