Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Photo by Eric Schmuttenmaer, used under Creative Commons license. Click image to view source on Flickr.

Now that yesterday’s global silliness is behind us, it’s time to announce April’s theme: “broken”. What can I say?! We like the open ended topics that provide ample…

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How About a Sound Ideaboard/Storyboard?

Friday, March 7, 2014

Guest Contribution by Randy Thom During pre-production on a film it’s common practice to gather lots and lots of still photographic images, and video as well, that might…

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The Voice In…

Monday, March 3, 2014

Michel Chion is a well known voice in film sound theory. A lot of people have heard of, and possibly read, his book Audio Vision. For some reason,…

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LA Underground – An Interview with Charles Maynes

Monday, February 24, 2014

I recently had a chance to sit down with sound designer and sound FX recordist Charles Maynes and chat about his new “LA Underground” sound library, available from…

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Viviana Caro: A Career Working With Animal Sounds

Friday, February 14, 2014

Guest Contribution by Leonard Paul You’ve worked a lot with animals as a sound engineer, could you give a brief history of how your initial interest in audio…

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(Mis)adventures in Cat Recording

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

About three years ago, on a whim, I adopted a 6 month old kitten. I had dealt with cats before at friends’ and family’s houses, but had never…

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As Bobby Darin said, “If I Could Talk to the Animals…”

Monday, February 3, 2014

Might want to be careful if you’re going to try recording this critter! We use animal sounds all the time in sound design. Whether it be the twenty…

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Happy New Year…All Hail the King!

Thursday, January 2, 2014
Photo from the National Museum of American History's flickr stream. Used under Creative Commons license.

A very “Happy New Year” to everyone in our community from the team at Designing Sound! We’re starting off the year with something we don’t often associate with…

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An Interview with John Roesch

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

In  over 30 years working in sound, Foley artist John Roesch has amassed an impressive list of credits, including major films like “Inception” and “The Matrix” and games like…

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Credit Where Credit is Due

Friday, December 6, 2013
Photo from Vancouver Film School flickr stream. Used under Creative Commons license.

Guest Contribution by Charles Maynes With all the talk of what “is” or perhaps “isn’t” Sound Design, I think that largely we forget to recognize that ALL of…

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