The Sound of ‘Under The Skin’

Friday, March 21, 2014

In anticipation of the UK release of Under The Skin, style and culture portal Dazed Digital had a Under The Skin Day takeover, covering all aspects of Jonathan…

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LA Underground – An Interview with Charles Maynes

Monday, February 24, 2014
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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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Dialogue on the move – panning in Gravity, Cars and Strange Days

Thursday, January 30, 2014
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When I saw/heard Gravity last year it set me of on an exploration of dialogue panning to such an extent that I experimented with some fairly extreme panning…

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An Interview with John Roesch

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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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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The Dialog Re-Assign Workflow

Monday, November 25, 2013
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My first exposure to noise reduction processing was with Waves X-Noise, working clip-by-clip, finding a snippet of noise in the clear, setting the noise profile, then processing the…

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Happy Accidents: Embracing the Unexpected

Monday, October 28, 2013
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Allow me to share a story with you: It was the weekend before the holiday break. Our horror film shoot had been going on for a few days,…

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Tunes and Tones: A Writer/Director’s Perspective on Sound

Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Guest Contribution by Pierce O’Toole Writer/Director Pierce O’Toole shares his thoughts on music and sound design, and how they play into his creative process.   As a writer and…

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Separating Your Signal from the Noise: The Intersection Between Bit Depth and Branding

Monday, August 26, 2013
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As a sound designer, there are many different thoughts that come to mind when considering a topic such as noise.  Everything from using tone generated noise, like white…

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Film Music and Sound Design Brought Closer Together With New Sundance Partnership

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Where does a film’s score end and sound design begin? A new partnership between the Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound will seek to bring these two components of…

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Acoustic Dirt

Thursday, August 1, 2013
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Guest Contribution by Rob Bridgett who is (probably) the most Easterly Audio Director in North America. 47º 34′ N, 52º 41′ W. Since June, 2000 he has worked as…

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