Synopses & Reviews
Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound embraces the subject of sound for films. Based on the experience of the author and other top sound craftspeople and firmly grounded in practical techniques, this book provides numerous real-life examples and relevant technical data, as well as an appreciation of all the processes involved in creating motion picture sound.
This edition is completely revised, with all-new chapters on 5.1, the Nagra IV-S, and the Nagra V. The ProTools content is expanded, and there are new sections on how to record Foley in Pro Tools and the concept of ADR/looping. The accompanying audio CD presents demonstration material as well as a large library of sound effects, while numerous charts, illustrations, and photographs help to demonstrate techniques and common industry practices.
Learn about best practices and pitfalls from a Hollywood veteran
Audio CD with demos and sound effects
Experience-based advice on a wide range of topics
Based on the experience of the author and other top sound craftspeople, this film sound book is firmly grounded in practical techniques. It provides numerous real-life examples and relevant technical data, as well as an appreciation of all the processes involved in creating motion picture sound.
Table of Contents
The Empowerment of Sound; Our Amateur Beginnings; The First Tuesday Night In February; Success or Failure: Before the Camera Even Rolls; The Challenging Battlefield of Production; From Set to Laboratory; Picture Editorial and Use of the Sound Medium; Temps Dub and Screen Testings; Spotting the Picture for Sound and Music; Custom Recording Sound Effects; Sound Librarian: Curator of an Audio Empire; Sound Design Myths and Realities; Sound Editorial: Sync-Sync-, Chop-Chop; Dialog Editors: Hollywood's Unsung Heroes; ADR and Looping; Foley: The Art of Footsteps, Props and Cloth Movement; Non-linear: the Digital Workstation; Music Composer: Audio Collaborator or Mud and Destruction?; The Rerecording Stage: Predubbing and the Final Mix; 5.1: Audio Restoration and Emerging Audio Technologies; The Venerable Nagra IV-S (Analog); The Nagra V (Digital); Glossary; Index