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Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 | 10 comments

Sound Effects for Charity

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Charles Maynes and SoundDogs.com have teamed up for two very special sound effects libraries. “Sounds of Modern Conflict” is two volumes of small arms sound effects in 5.1, stereo and mono mixes.

Volume 1 is 19 effects of U.S. and NATO infantry small arms weaponry. Volume 2 is 18 effects of Russian small arms weaponry. Both packs are 24 bit/96 kHz.

100% of the proceeds from these libraries will perpetually be donated to Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, The Halo Trust, and Wounded Warrior Project. Head over to the product page for more information, previews of the libraries’ contents, and to support these charities with your purchase.

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Posted by on Jul 22, 2010 | 0 comments

An Interview Don Sylvester, Supervising Sound Editor on “Knight and Day”

The guys at Sound Dogs have published on his blog an interview with Supervising Sound Editor Don Sylvester, talking about his work on “Knight and Day”.

What would you say was the most challenging part of the project?

DS: “The most challenging part of this project was the fact that this show was on a super fast schedule, and we were cutting sound effects on scenes that were still in the process of being shot. Moreover, visual effects hadn’t been completed yet and were far from being added to the scenes.

So, with so many VFX shots coming, and so many locations to shoot this film, we were constantly catching up. This is normal in a lot of ways, but this was compounded by everything coming together at the very last minute.”

Working on such a tight schedule…how was the delivery of sounds by Rob? Did you give him a super tight deadline?

DS: “Rob was a great help for recording some of the sounds we used in the film. For example, we spent a number of days recording the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 motorcyle. That’s the bike that Tom Cruise rides in the film.
We had a day when the bike was supposed to be available, but then we were hampered by the fact that it was still being used in production, and we waited all day until it was available, and then we had very little space to let the bike do its thing. Luckily, Rob got another shot at recording the bike later on, and that proved

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