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5 Keys for Using Sound Effects to Improve Sound Design - Part 3

January 03, 2012 by Jeremy Siegel in Sound Design, Sound Effects
By David Sonnenschein, author Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema. Key 3:  Description of the environment gives clues for the sounds Information about the environment first appears in the scene headings, which are as succinct as possible to help the production manager do the breakdown and which denote three items: 

Happy Thanksgiving from Pro Sound Effects!

November 23, 2011 by Jeremy Siegel in Sound Effects
Hey there turkey lovers (and you too, untimely vegetarians)!  We here at PSE would love to wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday, and in doing so, share with you some of our very favorite turkey sound effects! Here is a choice gobble, plucked (pun intended) from the Foundation Sound Effects Library. [soundcloud]http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/28790940[/soundcloud] Gobble Gobble!

5 Keys for Using Sound Effects to Improve Sound Design - Part 2

November 16, 2011 by Jeremy Siegel in Sound Design
By David Sonnenschein, author Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema.  Key 2:  Look for objects and actions as explicit sounds Scriptwriting convention pays a certain homage to the power of audio by requesting that each sound be capitalized in the body of the scene description: The oncoming truck’s HORN BLASTS as the out-of-control car swerves violently, its

The Sounds of Occupy Wall Street and Protests Past

November 10, 2011 by Jeremy Siegel in Sound Effects
Public demonstration (peaceful and otherwise) have long been a part of human society. In the face of oppression, unjustice, or tyranny, humankind has, since the dawn of modern civilization, found ways to unite under a common principle in order to push back against those who have meant us injury - both physical and emotional. So what, then, is the sound of protest? We went down the block to

Blastwave FX Halloween Sound Design Competition Rules & FAQ

October 10, 2011 by Jeremy Siegel in Contests
Trick or Treat, people, Halloween is around the corner! Our friends at Blastwave FX are kicking off the holiday season with an extra festive sound design competition with a grand prize of SONOPEDIA 2.0! That's right, a 30-second ghoul-ridden, monster-mashing, spook-fest of a piece can win you a $3999 cutting edge sound effects library for FREE.

5 Keys for Using Sound Effects to Improve Sound Design

September 21, 2011 by Jeremy Siegel in Sound Design, Sound Effects
  By David Sonnenschein, author Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema. Sign up for the Sept. 22 free webinar Secrets for Great Film Sound, co-presented with Ric Viers (author The Sound Effects Bible), at www.SoundDesignForPros.com.   Key 1: Start with the script The written script for a dramatic film should be the first “listening” you will have of your...

Top 10 Most In-Demand Weather Sound Effects

September 08, 2011 by Jeremy Siegel in Sound Design, Sound Effects
For us NYC folk, the last few weeks have seen some pretty crazy weather.  I have lived basically my entire life in the Northeast, yet it was not until August, 2011, that I finally experienced both my first earthquake, and my first hurricane (I was out of town for Bob in 1991). All of this wild seismic and meteorological activity got me thinking... what are the most commonly searched-for weather...