Sonic/Temporal Ambiguity as Evidence of Psychosis in Martha Marcy May Marlene

Monday, May 6, 2013
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“Where are we?” “Connecticut.” “No. How far are we?” “From what?” “Yesterday.” Directed by Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) centers around the damaged psyche of Martha,…

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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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Audiovisual Correspondences

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Guest contribution by Martin Stig Andersen The following is extracted from the author’s article “Electroacoustic Sound and Audiovisual Structure in Film” (supervised by Denis Smalley) originally published by…

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Loudness and Metering (Part 1)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Guest contribution by Owen Green [This is the first of a two part series on loudness, mixing, metering and the new ITU loudness spec] Understanding the complex relationship…

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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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Creative Uses of Reverb

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Guest Contribution by Ian Palmer There are a lot of technical articles on Designing Sound so I thought I’d try to balance that with this month’s theme of…

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Upcoming Workshops, Seminars and Symposiums (2013)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

There are a few educational opportunities coming up next year, all around the globe, and now’s a good time to start planning for them. This will take up…

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Backgrounds: Sound Design Under the Radar

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Guest article by Douglas Murray Remember, all rules are meant to be broken! With that principle in mind, let’s scratch the surface of the grammar and possibilities of…

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Ideas in Sound Design: Semiotics and Language – Part 2

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cross-posting from my personal blog. In my last article, I talked about Semiotics and encouraged sound designers and editors to think of sound for picture as a language;…

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Ideas in Sound Design: Semiotics and Language – Part 1

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cross-posting from my personal blog. Let’s start off with a disclaimer. I am no expert in linguistics and semantics, nor would I consider myself truly conversant in the…

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