We are psyched to be sponsoring and participating in the inaugural Avid Customer Association Event (April 4-6 at the Bellagio)! Douglas and I will be at Avid Connect with a table and demo computer alongside other media and technology titans!
I was out at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco last weekend, and boy did I have me a blast! It was great to meet new and interesting people and see some familiar faces in the game audio world. But by far the highlight of the week was getting to meet, in-person, so many people who I've known only via phone, email, and social media up until now.
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:
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!
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
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
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.
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...
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...