Synopses & Reviews
Make your film or video project sound as good as it looks with this complete training course by audio guru Jay Rose. You get hundreds of professional, real-world techniques that you can employ from preproduction through the final mix. This is a solution-oriented guide with FAQs, how-tos, tips, and time savers.
You'll get a primer on how sound and digital audio work as well as technical setups, guidelines, and real solutions for:
* budgeting, scheduling, and preproduction planning
* microphones and room acoustics
* recording dialog, voice-overs, ADR, and effects
* postproduction hardware
* levels and digitizing
* working with music and sound effects
* producing the final mix
New to this edition:
* information on the latest cameras and field recorders
* choices between single- and double-system, and digital workflows
* the differences between traditional video soundtracks and dialog-driven storytelling.
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* Having trouble with the sound on your video project? Find the solution in this best-selling guide.
* Includes time-tested guidelines and recommendations that work no matter what hardware or software package you use
* The audio CD includes diagnostics, demos, and tutorial tracks to hone your skills.
Great sound is crucial to any film--learn how to do it with this complete training course!
"Jay Rose brings a wealth of experience to Producing Great Sound
...the book is replete with facts and useful information."
- Dennis Berkla, Videomaker Magazine
"...an invaluable collection of step-by-step how-to information combined with the technical reasons things do or do not work."
- Dominic Milano, editor in chief, DV Magazine
"The most comprehensive, in-depth resource I've found for audio production in the desktop environment...a must-have resource."
- Randy Cates, Videography Magazine
Filmmakers and videographers tend to be visually oriented. They think in pictures, not sound, and tend to have no training in audio recording and editing techniques. But having a good soundtrack is just as important as the visuals. This book shows filmmakers and video producers on a budget how to make their digital video project sound as good as it looks. It's a lifesaver for people who run into a problem on their video piece, and it is the industry standard guide to sound for digital video. Producing Great Sound includes hundreds of professional, real-world techniques that readers can employ from pre-production through the final mix. It is a solutions-oriented guide with FAQs, how-tos, tips, and time savers. Jay Rose is well-regarded as an audio expert and a writer who demystifies complex topics for the reader who doesn't know much about audio.
Showing filmmakers and video producers on a budget how to make their digital video project sound as good as it looks, this work includes hundreds of professional, real-world techniques that readers can employ from pre-production through the final mix. The audio CD includes diagnostics, demos, and tutorial tracks.
About the Author
Clio-and Emmy-award-winning sound engineer Jay Rose is creative director of the Digital Playroom. Specializing in post-production audio, his clients include PBS, Buena Vista Home Video, and Turner Network Television. Rose has written about audio for Videography, Recording, and Premiere Full Motion magazines.
Magazine, and a popular lecturer at MacWorld, DV Expo, and other industry gatherings. His website, dplay.com, averages 9,000 hits each week.
Table of Contents
FAQ; AUDIO BASICS; How Sound Works; How Digital Audio Works; Audio on a Wire; PLANNING AND PREPRODUCTION; Planning for Sound; Budgeting, Scheduling, and Pre-Production; PRODUCTION SOUND; Production Mic Technique; Production Recording; Recording Voice-Overs, ADR, and Effects; POSTPRODUCTION; Postproduction Hardware; Levels and Digitizing; Editing Voices; Working with Music; Sound Effects; Processing; The Mix; Glossary