Dialogue on the move – panning in Gravity, Cars and Strange Days

Thursday, January 30, 2014
avid-surround-panner-option

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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The Dialog Re-Assign Workflow

Monday, November 25, 2013
02_Complete Setup

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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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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Noise, Storytelling with Sound, and Visuals on the Radio with Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Jad Abumrad at PopTech 2010 - Camden, Maine (Kris Krüg/PopTech via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License)

I recently had the chance to chat with Jad Abumrad, creator and co-host of WNYC’s Radiolab. Each episode of Radiolab explores ideas in science, technology, and the universe at large…

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Interview with Wayne Pashley – The Great Gatsby

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
photo by John Fasal

Guest Contribution by Abigail Sie The Great Gatsby was an unusually long sound post-production process. How long did the sound mix take? Just under three months, it was…

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From Wax to Bits: Dynamics of the Film Sound Medium

Monday, July 1, 2013
Photo by flickr user Carbon Arc, and used under Creative Commons license.

As dynamics month comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to talk about the evolution of film sound mediums and how they impact dynamics. Since the widespread…

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Finding Your Way With High Dynamic Range Audio In Wwise

Friday, June 21, 2013
Figure 1 - overview

Guest Contribution by: Louis-Xavier Buffoni – Software engineer at Audiokinetic HDR in a Nutshell HDR (“High Dynamic Range”) audio is a technique which draws its inspiration from the…

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Music, Sound and the Worlds in Between – A Skip Lievsay Interview (Part 1)

Friday, March 29, 2013
The New World

Skip Lievsay needs almost no introduction: He is one of the most distinguished and prolific sound editors in the movie business. His many collaborations with The Coen Brothers,…

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Panning Reverb Returns

Monday, December 24, 2012

Guest contribution by By Douglas Murray OK, here is the ugly truth for film post, or really any surround sound work… Most reverb plug-ins do not sound natural…

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Psychoacoustics: Faking the Space

Monday, December 3, 2012

When building the space that sounds occupy, it may sometimes seem like overkill to load up those DSP hungry (though wonderful) reverb plug-ins. They can be a pretty…

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