Synopses & Reviews
The distinguishing feature of many low-budget films and TV shows is often the poor sound quality. Now, filmmakers shooting DV on a limited budget can learn from Tomlinson Holman, a film sound production pioneer, how to make their films sound like fully professional productions. Holman offers suggestions that you can apply to your own project from preproduction through postproduction and provides tips and solutions on production, editing, and mixing.
Holman, sound engineer on such films as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, is famous for his pioneering work in film sound production and for developing THX. Now, he brings his expertise to the relatively new field of sound for digital video productions. Once considered an amateur format, digital video is becoming the format of choice for some feature films and for many lower budget productions; this book will enable you to use this medium to create the most professional and effective sound possible.
*Learn how to get great sound on a limited budget, from the recognized expert in the field
*Provides tips and instructions for improving sound, from planning through mixing
*Includes CD with recording and editing exercises
Learn how to get great sound on a limited budget!
"Although his focus is bringing professional techniques to budget productions, Holman imparts plenty of useful information to anyone involved in sound for picture." - Electronic Musician
"A good initial guide for the budding AV artist." - DJ magazine
"This is an excellent technical manual, packed with hard practical information....the chapters on sound design, editing, mixing, and monitoring are first class." - BKSTS magazine, May 2006
About the Author
Tomlinson Holman is President of TMH Corporation and one of the prominent figures in audio today. He is widely known for his development of new products and processes in the field of audio and video, including the THX Sound System, Home THX (with his patents licensed to more than 45 companies), and the THX Digital Mastering program developed while he was Corporate Technical Director at Lucasfilm, Ltd. He has won career achievement awards from CAS and the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association. Mr. Holman is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society, the British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. He is Co-Chairman of the Audio Engineering Society Task Force on High-Capacity Audio.
one of the prominent figures in audio today. Widely known for his development of new products and processes in the field of audio and video, including the THX Sound System, a program developed while he was Corporate Technical Director at Lucasfilm, Ltd.
Table of Contents
Production Sound, aka Location Sound; Original Sound Recording; Sound Design; Connecting Up; Reference Levels; Editing; Mixing; Masters and Monitoring; Basic Video for Audio People