Synopses & Reviews
This nuts-and-bolts guide to sound design for animated films explains audio software, free downloads, how sound works, the power of sound when wielded by an animation filmmaker, and provides varieties of examples for how to use sound to enliven your films with professional sound.
Sound-savvy animators save precious resources (time and money) by using sound for effects they don't necessarily have time to create. For example, the sound of a crow flying gives viewers a sense of the crow without the crow. Where there's a macabre element or scene in an animated film, this book explains why you should choose a low frequency sound for it-low frequencies are scary, because the ear can't decipher their origin or direction!
On the DVD: three 5-minute animations; sample sound clips, jump cuts and video streams; plus motion graphics with which to practice sound-applications explained in this book.
** The animation sound design techniques discussed in the book are based on those used by today's newest and brightest animation filmmakers
* The book's case examples give readers extra tips and tricks to apply to their own sound design
* The book's DVD is highly instructional, includes sound clips to be practiced with
The sound design guide you wish you'd had while producing your last animated film!
"A good initial guide for the budding AV artist." - DJ magazine
"An interesting and enjoyable read." - Black Filmmaker
"Designing Sound for Animation is a nuts-and-bolts guide to sound design for animated films, explaining audio software, free downloads, how sound works, and the power of sound when wielded by an animation filmmaker. It also provides varieties of examples for how to use sound to enliven films with professional sound." - Animated News, Oct. 2, 2006
Table of Contents
Foundations of audio for image; Sound Design Theory; Dialogue; Music; SFX; Sound Design Tools; Signal Processing/Signal Routing; Basic Arts Law for Sound Design; Pre-Production; Production; Post-Production; Layback and Duplication; Case Studies; Glossary; Bibliography; Index of Terms; Index of Support Materials