Event: The Two Ways of Listening (Workshop)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Royal School of Arts in Gent, Belgium, is holding six full days of listening technique and research this February and March. Elias Vervecken (sound recordist and foley…

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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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The Sound of Tearaway

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Media Molecule’s Head of Audio, Kenny Young, gives us an insight into bringing the papercraft world of Tearaway to life with sound.   Tearaway is an adventure game…

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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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All Those Important Little Touches…

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sometimes selling the story isn’t about how cool that weapon sounds, how intimidating the monster vocal is, or how eerie the wind feels. Sometimes, the sounds that are…

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Sound Librarian Location Recording Workshop 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

    Guest Contribution by: Michael Theiler   The creation of sound is a very specific area of production requiring unique skills that can take time to learn…

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

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Pierce O'Toole, photo by Kosuke Haga

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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Review: Robobiotics

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Although we are halfway into a new topic month here on Designing Sound; listening through Empty Sea’s new Robobiotics library makes me think about last month’s “Noise” topic….

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Nicolas Becker – Behind the Art

Saturday, December 22, 2012

We’re getting very close to the end of 2012 and there’s been lots of brilliant sonic experiences in the cinema throughout the year. One that really stood out,…

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Working Hollywood: Gary Hecker makes noise for ‘Savages’

Monday, July 23, 2012

At age 16, Hecker first witnessed a session of foley — named after legendary Hollywood sound effects pioneer Jack Foley. After graduating from high school, Hecker dedicated himself…

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