Nicol J Craig
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foley sounds need advice
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Hey JM, The horse is a classic! If you've not seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail then I highly recommend it. For many reasons, but the constant gag of using coconut shells as horse hooves is ...

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Start Charging clients?
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Hey there, by the sounds of it you should be getting a full wage! I think you should definitely mention how much you're working and how much you're driving to your employer and ask for a wage. Only ...

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Recording experiments at 192kHz: what to record?
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Depends entirely on what you need. Recording at 192 will be much more useful for time-stretching or pitch-shifting afterwards (as will recording at 32bit), rather than being 'noticeably' improved (cue ...

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How many projects are you working on at once?
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I have turned down projects in the past but I now very rarely do that (unless it's a project not worth doing, that is). I've found that it's much better to have a couple of sound editors that you can ...

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how many inch maximum to place microphone overhead to get quality/clean dialogue. i know there is no rules for this, but just lets share how many inch roughly, so we know what each of us have in our mind too..
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Yes I, for obvious reasons, completely agree with Andy. I've never ever heard of anyone saying they'll take the boom out in post, wasteful use of time and unnecessary. Get as close as you can, about 6-...

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Things a producer/production manager says...
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This, my friends, tells the whole sorry truth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c38CekaAtfI

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looking for training / sound design studies
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Hi Coralie, I studied the MSc in Sound Design at the University of Edinburgh and it does exactly all those things you're looking for. It relies heavily on Max-MSP and the academic nature of sound as ...

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Best speakers to simulate Iphone playback?
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Yeah I agree with Nikos. I'd just keep re-trying it on the iPhone until you feel you've got it right. Whenever I've got something I just try it out on a variety of places (car/TV/regular stereo ...

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Master's Degree in Sound Design
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The MSc at the University of Edinburgh is really good. Great facilities and the director Martin Parker really cares about the craft and his pupils. (pretty sure Andrew Spitz was a couple years ahead ...

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Thoughts on Ableton Live?
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Ableton is a really handy tool! I use it regularly especially for midi (don't like PT midi editor) stuff. Also you can use ableton as a plug-in in PT which is nice (although you can't use VSTs WITHIN ...

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Sound Showreel?
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Hi Gillian. First of all, I really like your work! My tuppence worth is similar to Isra, be brutal on the editing to get it shorter (2/3 mins). Maybe just leave the more immediately 'wowing' stuff. ...

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Where's Wilhelm?
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Oh yeah, and they use it in Venture Brothers a few times.

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Where's Wilhelm?
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I reckon it's become a bit cliche to hate the Wilhelm Scream. The fact is you only know about it cause your a sound nerd. And I for one like being a sound nerd. Perhaps your right that it's overused a ...

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Recommended speakers for film sound?
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Hey Chris, Yep you definitely have a start with the gear you've got. But obviously as you've noted, monitors and your listening environment are crucial for doing post sound. Been some debate on here ...

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BBC Documentary Sound Design
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A lot of what you hear on Life, in particular, is foley and library sounds. Specifically the small animals as you mentioned and things like slow-mo sequences and long-range close-ups. There is a great ...

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Impossible sounds
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Space Wars... pretty epic to think of entire raging battles, but silent.

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De-Reverberator
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Looks unbelievable! Pricey, but there is nothing else like it no?

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Why mix a feature film in stereo and not 5.1 ?
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Cost. Money. Cash.

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Asked to use copyright material instead of original
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If you are completely honest with yourself, is your original recordings (I presume foley type stuff) as good as the 'Hollywood' sounds you're talking about? Will the movie be broadcast in any way (...

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What is different between sound effect and foley?
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Hi Bowie_Rascal, I agree with Stavrosound. The main difference (in my little head) is usually between living and non-living sounds. So, a lightsaber would be a sound effect and the rustling of darth ...

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Can you suggest a good reference book on Sound Design and mixing for Film?
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I've answered similar question here: i want learn about sound mixing when shooting film, can anyone suggest me a good DVD or book to get start? Get Bob Katz - Mastering Audio, incredibly in-depth and ...

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i want learn about sound mixing when shooting film, can anyone suggest me a good DVD or book to get start?
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Rose - Producing Great Sound for Film & Radio is not bad. Bob Katz - Mastering Audio is a kind of audio engineer's bible. (for post sound) Ric Viers - The Sound Effects Bible - good for an ...

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post production 'BOOMs' - any help?
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Any sound with a sharp initial transient is good for booms (and enough low-end information!), like the other metallic 'hits' are often good. I smashed around a microwave quite recently that gave some ...

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Hey Guys Girls, so who Tweets here?
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Aye, im on twitter. @_earTrumpet thanks guys,

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