How About a Sound Ideaboard/Storyboard?

Friday, March 7, 2014
Storyboard

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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Creating a Unified Voice

Thursday, March 6, 2014
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This article is not what I originally intended. I started it, nearly completed it and then decided to rewrite it from a different angle. It’s core subject remains…

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The Carpetbagger Blog Talks to Steve Boeddeker and Randy Thom

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Carpetbagger, a New York Times blog dedicated to the film awards season we are now in the flush of, has spoken to Steve Boeddeker and Randy Thom…

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Charles Maynes’ On What Makes For Great Sound Design

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sound designer and recordist Charles Mayne has written a passionate and inspiring guest post for the A Sound Effect blog. He gives his thoughts on the key notions and ideas…

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Recording FX In 5, 6, 8, Or More Channels?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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Guest Contriubtion by Randy Thom Acoustic Authenticity Versus Entertainment Value When designing a set for a film, the art director tries to use what is good about the…

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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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A Little Overdue Thank You

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I’ve been a bit remiss in my duty lately, and there are several people who need to be thanked for their contributions on the site. To begin, let…

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Time

Saturday, May 4, 2013
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Guest Contribution by Randy Thom I’m on a plane from San Francisco to New York, May 3, and I see that the Designing Sound theme for May is…

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Please Thank our March Contributors

Sunday, March 31, 2013

March was kind of a banner month for us wasn’t it?! There was a lot of enthusiasm about exploring the intersection of sound design and music. So please…

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Sonic Centaurs: An Exploration of the Common Grounds Between Music and Sound Design

Friday, March 29, 2013

Guest Contribution by Carlos Alberto Manrique Clavijo “The vocation of the sound film is to redeem us from the chaos of shapeless noise by accepting it as expression,…

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