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Speaking of Star Wars, there is a great book out that goes through the sound effects (comes with a little audio player attached). Naturally called "the sounds of star wars", it talks about either how the sound was created or a little interesting story about the sound. And its always fun to listen to the sound effects in a raw sense (not as they are mixed ...


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A copy of the original Star Wars should do the trick. If it doesn't, have him watch WALL-E, Poltergeist, and Once Upon A Time in the West. All in one night. With a notepad.


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kid needs a mic or a synth IMO. :) edit: pocketsynth! alt text http://images.junostatic.com/full/IS316391-01-01-BIG.jpg


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Here are some popular and recommendable books regarding the topic: General/informative: M. Chion: Audio-Vision. On the analytical and "academic" side of sound's role in a visual medium (film). Very informative and interesting read. D. Sonnenschein: Sound Design. Has a more practical approach to the topic as it's written by a (film) sound designer himself. ...


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He should definitely check out some of the Soundworks videos, and if he doesn't already have one, a portable recorder like a Zoom H4n would be a good investment. Also, remember you don't have to choose between being a sound designer and a musician - it's all sound. You can be both.


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Really, I think only you can answer that question. Nobody here knows anything about you or what you could potentially get from the program, as what you get from education is not just about what you get out but what you put in. There are many other discussions on here about the benefits of getting formal education as a sound designer and it often creates ...


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While i agree with Tetsujin I'd like to take the chance and maybe help you. Let me first point out a couple of things: I'm self taught and I believe I'm very good at it. You are 22 years old. I would suggest taking a step back but not too far. I'm not criticizing you and i do hope you are as good & talented as you say you are but sound is a thing ...


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If I were you I'd go ahead and take the college course. A lot of the stuff you learn will apply both to digital and analogue, when it comes to things like mic selection and placement, equalizing and mixing. One thing they probably won't teach you is how to record on tape at an optimal level to minimize tape hiss, and how to calibrate tape machines, but that'...


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Find some short animated videos/or university film student projects to practice sound design techniques on your own. Then simultaneously work really really hard to find someone who has credible skills and some sort of paying work coming in with films so that you can maybe go work for them for free or whatever small scraps they'll pay you to bust your butt ...


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Like Mark said, only you can answer that question, and you might not be able to until years after, but as a VFS grad (SD50, December '11) I'll speak a bit about what you should know about the program. This exhaustive review was written by a friend of mine who graduated the class ahead of me, it's a must-read for anyone considering the program. http://beta....


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Hola Marcos!!! es bueno saber que tambien hay mas mexicanos que comparten el gusto por el diseno en audio. Al igual que tu yo estaba buscando escuelas que impartieran algo relacionado con diseno en audio y lo mismo trate en VFS pero es extremadamente caro pero su bolsa de trabajo es increible y es lo que vale la pena. Creo que la mejor escuela y el mejor ...


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Vancouver Film School has an incredible program, but is also extremely expensive. Keep your eye out for scholarships/contests, etc.


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Columbia College Chicago


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