Focal Press has released the third edition of the book “Sound for Film and Television” written by Tomlinson Holman, amazing audio engineer and theorist, developer of THX system and the first 10.2 system. The book is great read to people interested in sound for visual media, both in a theoretical and technical way. As Holman said: “The only text to present sound design as both an art and a science”.
Sound for Film and Television, Third Edition provides a thorough introduction to the fascinating field of recording, editing, mixing, and exhibiting film and television sound. It strikes a fine balance between aesthetic and technical content, combining theory and practice to approach sound as both an art and a science. This new edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest advances in HD technology, new hardware and software systems, new distribution methods, wireless sound capture, and more. Also, analog-related content has been reduced and transferred to the chapters covering historical techniques. Sections on troubleshooting and FAQs have been added to help you avoid common pitfalls in sound production.
Written by one of Hollywood’s leading sound experts, Sound for Film and Television provides a solid grounding in all aspects of the sound process. Basic principles are presented with illustrations demonstrating how they affect the day-to-day activities on a film or television set, in the editing room, and in the mix room.
- Preface; Introduction
- Objective Sound
- Audio Fundamentals
- Microphones Technicalities
- Handling the Output of Microphones
- Production Sound Mixing
- Sync, Sank, Sunk
- Transfers; Sound Design; Editing
- From Print Masters to Exploitation
- Transfers; Editing
- Mixing; From Print Masters to Exhibition
- Working with Decibels
- The Eleven Commandments of Film Sound
- Bibliography; Glossary
- About the Author
- Companion Website Page
- Instructions for Accompanying DVD