Filipe Chagas
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Share your audio jokes.
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Not really sound, but i say it on sets a lot How many cigarettes does a DP smoke a day? One. Why?!!! It takes him all f$%&$n day to light it.

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What behind the scenes videos about sound design would you recommend watching on the web?
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Everything from http://soundworkscollection.com/ And http://designingsound.org/category/videos/ Everything from designingsound.org is great: the interviews the sound designer profiles etc ...

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So you found $3000 under your couch. What do you buy?
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A sounddevices 702T and some of the independent sound libraries

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What's your favourite way to "stereoize" a mono file?
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For that kind of stuff, i usually just cut the file in half and put the second part on(in?) a adjacent track , cut them both to be the same length and drag them to a stereo track. You have to be ...

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Need good examples of riverside films
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You HAVE to watch "A river runs trough it". Its about fly fishing as well. The sound designer and Re recording mixer was Gary Rydstrom. It sounds gorgeous and its an awesome film over all.

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What's your favorite, personally-stashed 'money' sound?
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Mine is not one i use very often, I've used it (not always the same take) around 5 or 6 times, but i like knowing its around. And come to think of it, i've recorded in my first ever field recording ...

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Movies made to make you feel uncomfortable
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I can think of the opening scene from Gaspar Noe's "Irreversible"... I'm sooo never watching that movie again! (not that i didn't like it, just way to much) And Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Amores ...

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Final Mixer Vs. Mastering Engineer
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A mixer's job is to get the recorded (and edited) individual instruments and make them work together, in a way where they serve their purpose in each moment of the song. A good book is David Gibson's ...

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Is Sound Design the Best Job Ever?
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Yes. Yes it is :) I have the "this is why i do this!" moment every time i get a difficult sfx right, or during screening sessions, when no one says absolutely nothing about whatever was my ...

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Films which blur the distinction between score and sound design?
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On a master class, Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey described how they've treated the wind tracks as music cues throughout No Country For Old Men, as the directors didn't want to have a score in a ...

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recreating the dialogue sounds of the 60s
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Do you have access to a nagra? you could run the dialog trough tape to give it that kind of feel

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Walking/Running Advice
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I always use the same shorts (yewwww!) that i've "auditioned" for two years ago. I went around in a store and rustled all the shorts they had until i found a pair that was really quiet. I always use ...

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What's your strategy behind 192kHz recording?
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The way i think it works is that the samples are distributed equally across the20-20khz range to increase the resolution of the wave form for a more accurate "picture", as opposed to using the samples ...

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Where are you from and what do you do?
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Cool Thread! Right now i'm in Barcelona doing all sound gigs at a small production studio, but i'll be very soon moving to new york to be an assistant at harvestworks media arts centre. They're a ...

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Your Favorite Sound to create
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For me, it was the sound for a blob that gives birth to a kind of planet, to hard to explain lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig01-wSIxUY [youtube]Ig01-wSIxUY[/youtube] starts at 0:22s Used ...

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Field recording levels?
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Personally i never record that hot, i aim at between > -18, < -12, as i doubt that it would play even at that level in the mix, so no need to bring up mic/preamp noise, distortion etc. Also whats ...

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Do you play an instrument?
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In my humble opinion, to being an instrument virtuoso and having the dexterity, is not going to make a noticeable improvement in the way you design, edit mix, wathever. However, i think the rhythmic ...

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Pro Tools and Adobe Premiere
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Generally speaking audio recorders generate better audio than video cameras, although sometimes in indie production the director or picture editor request that audio is recorded in the camera to skip ...

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so what mics are these?
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Sennheiser MKH50 i'd say, from the looks of the suspension and size, the mic body also seems to widen close to the capsule. Because they sound great in interiors and at that distance

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Attn: Boom Ops - How do you stay in shape?
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Those can be tough gigs... depending on the pacing (usually i get more tired in slow paced shots actually, but that's a side note) I'm an avid biker and swimmer, i find that helps me to keep nimble. ...

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Mixing EQ, the Mix
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The easiest way for me is to make a selection on the region i want to eq, then use Preview mode, do the eq i want and capture, then write to all Alternatively, to make a selection on the region i ...

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Mic Preamp for ADR
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The sound devices mixpre would be a nice choice i think. It's pretty clear sounding, it's very likely to match production sound, AND you can use it for field recording as well as it runs on AA ...

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Recording world instruments, what type of mic(s) to use?
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That sounds awesome! How many channels do you have? A nice pair of Small diaphragm condensers and a pair of large diaphragms condensers should cover many bases very well, a contact mic wouldn't hurt....

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Mechanical Robot Sounds - reference material
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District 9 has some shots inside the exosuit towards the end, and sounds really good! Also steel battalion for xbox happens entirely inside a mechwarrior. [youtube]7ESa30x9lz4[/youtube] The audio ...

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What is expected from a sound effects editor?
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Generally speaking, you would just place your layers on the timeline and do a very rough mix, just overall volume so that the effects don't blow everybody's head of on the screenings and stuff. For ...

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What is best way to record a doublebass in a home studio enviroment?
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I have a session coming up and have been reading a lot about this to. The strangest yet most practical and cheaper technique, is a sm57 with the body and cable wrapped in a washcloth tucked in the ...

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Hmmm what about Sound Design talk? (jet engines)
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I've done this before, with white noise, sweeping the frequency of a low pass filter and with a really short delay, automating the right and left times between 2 and 10m/s to create the phasing that ...

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Which DAW do you use?
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At least when Nuendo was in version 3 and cCubase was SX3, you could open Cubase sessions in Nuendo and vice versa, so it would probably be a good and cheap option for you. I personally own and use ...

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How do you let your boom op monitor audio
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I'm a boom and i absolutely hate comteks!! Terrible terrible sound....I've been using the sennheiser EK 2000 and like it much better! Longer range and much better sound. If we don't have a wireless ...

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Mic choice for indoor dialogue
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I very much prefer the mkh50 over the me66, as i'm really not a big fan of the me66. The mkh50 is the one i always use for small interiors... Sounds really really really good, as long as you can keep ...

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