Just noticed today that there’s a free panel at USC this Saturday, starting at 2PM.
Anna Behlmer, Lora Hirschberg and Gwen Whittle will be part of the presenting panel for the, “Cinematic Arts Panel: Take My Job Please! Women in Post Production Sound”
A panel of three of the film industry’s top post sound professionals want to know, “Where are the women to take their places?” When the industry went digital and crews got smaller, the number of women seemed to dissipate exponentially. Is it a lack of role models? Are you not getting your foot in the door? Is it related to the seemingly technical nature of the job? Anna Behlmer, Lora Hirschberg, and Gwen Whittle will discuss their work, their career paths, as well as their concerns. In addition the panel will include women who are part of the latest generation attempting to break in. This event will be an opportunity to be inspired by professional women who have made it, as well as hearing from some who are working their way up. Come be a part of the discussion. Get inspired!
First up Rene Cornado has this great post about Quad Miking Dual MS:
So instead of running more controlled experiments with regards to my quad setup, I ended up with a quick and dirty dual MS rig out in the field this past week.
The rig consisted of a pair of schoeps CMC6 bodies with the Fig 8 capsule and the hypercardiod capsule making up the front portion, and a Line Audio CM3 rigged up for the rear M all inside of a big rycote blimp. The schoeps mics went straight into a 744t 1-2, and the CM3 went through a sound devices M1 and into the 744t channel 3.
Next from Timothy Muirhead is this fantastic article on recording hot air balloons:
I am offering up free downloads featuring 20 different bursts of flames from the hot air balloon burners for readers to use in their own projects. Except for the start and end, each burst is essentially filtered white noise while the flames are roaring. Yet the starts and stops can be really useful, if used smartly. With some creative editing and some judicious use of plugin processing I have been able to use these sounds quite a bit in recent projects. The bursts were handy as a sweetner element in scene with a large building going up in flames, they allowed me to give the fire some added character. It also was used in weapon sound design for an anime series I worked on.
And finally from Michael Raphael a quick write up involving a Cambridge Typewriter:
By the time the day was done we had spent over 6 hours in Cambridge Typewriter and we recorded eight typewriters. We managed to record a Royal 10, Woodstock Standard, Olivetti Lettera 22, Corona Sterling, Smith Corona Classic 12, Royal Companion, and an IBM Selectric. It was a ridiculously humid and after that day Tom officially has earned the status of mensch. Tom dutifully typed a variety sequences for us and imparted tons of useful information about each machine.
Ric Viers and David Sonnenschein are at it again with a SECRETS FOR GREAT FILM SOUND seminar starting October 1. There is also a raffle giving away a neat iPhone audio interface and a Tascam recorder.
Frank Bry of The Recordist has released another library in beta form. Explosives HD Pro was released on September 14 and like his other beta library, this one is at a discount! Blurb from TheRecordist.com:
Get ready… It’s coming very soon. More than 450 earth shaking explosions and black powder sound effects in High Definition from The Recordist. Here is a small sampling of the many recording sessions from the last 3 years. Don’t miss the blooper clip at the very end of the video!
As many of you already know I’ve been recording lots of Black Powder and other “Explosive” things. Well, here is the audio teaser and video trailer showcasing some of the sounds I recorded and designed from the raw source material.
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