Youtube Saturday: Looking at sound in Film

Yep, it's THAT time of the week again!

It’s been a while since my last post, but it’s finally back. This week’s youtube saturday is focused squarely on sound in films. This isn’t just limited to film scores, but dialogue, sound effects, atmospheric noise, and tips on how to get these best. But anyway, on with the show!

Some good tips, although not very well explained.

Incredibly entertaining video about the use of different types of microphones. Oh,. and also the noise/sound ratio.

Talking about ADR – Automatic Dialogue Replacement. Its the way in which audio is re-recorded and placed over the original – a process which gives you much greater control over the audio of a scene. Of course, this video is with the full professional setup – you can always figure out duplicate the process on a lower budget.

An interesting video about the creation of the lightsabre sound in Star Wars. Sometimes, coming up with creative sounds doesn’t have to come from a single source – and it’s often a good idea to be creative when dealing with those sounds. It can produce the most spectacular results…

And finally, examples of what different softwares can do in terms of sound design. Bearing in mind that a big part of any film, is it’s sound.

So there you have it. If you’re into sound design, or simply like the idea of working in sound, but not necessarily in music, then these videos can really inspire you.

 

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