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Is it always necessary to dub violins on movie sets?

After a 3 year hiatus I return with an answer that I hope doesn't get torn to shreds by newer members here: I'm going to start out with a more general answer: NOTHING done as a corrective measure (...
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Can I take "historical" sounds from non-fictional movies for my project?

If it's public domain then yes it would be ok, but I wouldn't trust copyright information people add as Youtube descriptions. There are some public domain video archives that might have the kind of ...
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Sound Design Etiquette?

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 ...
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Tuning out from world sound design

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 ...
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Altering perception of a character with sound deisgn

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 ...
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Examples of characters defined through sound

In star wars Darth Vader’s lightsaber is pitched to a minor key, while Obiwan Kenobi’s is pitched to a C major key. This is in 'Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in ...
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How do you create those Harry potter wand sounds?

There's no set way of making these sounds, the first one sounds like lighting/electricity mixed with some sort of computer generated sound from a synth. Second one is something being pitched down ...
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Are actors' voices in the 2.0 sound positioned in correspondence with where we can see them in the video?

This is not a field I work in, though I am a [retired] sound engineer & currently work in the TV/film industry, so it's one where I watch & listen to the results of other people's work a lot, ...
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How do you create those Harry potter wand sounds?

From what I remember from the movies, I think the sounds are more composed of electric-arc(ish) type sounds and whatever sound helps to distinguish the wands or wizards from each other; some wands are ...
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Can I take "historical" sounds from non-fictional movies for my project?

This is a "sound design" forum. You are asking a LEGAL question. Copyright law is a specialized field and it seems quite possible that there is no appropriate StackExchange forum for this question. ...
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how to create the way of talking as in the red room from Twinpeaks?

The actors recorded their lines then reversed them, then learned the backwards version.
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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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