The Most Powerful Tool in Your Toolbox

Monday, April 7, 2014
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Guest Contribution by Richard Gould …and a hold-over from last month’s “Voice” theme I didn’t realise it until recently, but I’ve been a sound designer for most of…

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In Conversation – Interview with Coll Anderson

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Andy Wooding has a new interview with one of our former Featured Sound Designers, Coll Anderson, up over on FilmDoctor.co.uk. I don’t know if there’s a difference. They…

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Remote Collaboration and Maintaining a Consistent “Voice” – Designing Sound Discussion Group

Friday, March 21, 2014
Image from Zeitgeist Films website

We’ll be hosting our next Designing Sound Discussion Group on March 29th, at 2PM 4PM (U.S. Eastern). We’ll have supervising sound editor Michael Maroussas and the sound team…

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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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Music + Sound Award – Sound Design winners!

Friday, February 28, 2014
Music Sound Awards

The UK Music+Sound Awards took place last night in London, recognizing outstanding work in music and sound design across all the visual media industries. The awards include entries…

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Whoosh Review

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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In the last year, we’ve all been happy to see the slow emergence of software tools designed explicitly for sound design. The fine folks over at Tonsturm are…

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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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(Mis)adventures in Cat Recording

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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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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Capturing Personality in Animal Recordings

Monday, February 10, 2014
Loki

There’s something I’ve noticed about recording animals over the years. Even if the animal is being cooperative, it can be damned difficult to really catch an individual’s personality….

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

Monday, February 3, 2014
HIppo

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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