Screenings of the Documentary “Particle Fever” with Walter Murch

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Are you in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend? Then check out one of these screenings of Particle Fever, which will have a Q&A with director Mark…

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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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Expectations of Noise

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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(This one fell through the cracks for our noise feature last month, we bring it to you now…better late than never. SF) I’ve spent most of my engineering…

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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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The Sound of Music, or the Music of Sound?

Monday, March 4, 2013
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By: Karen Collins  *note: some excerpts from this section are taken from my book, Playing with Sound (MIT Press, 2013). Music and sound design are often treated as…

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Analog Worldization

Monday, December 31, 2012

Guest contribution by Cormac Donnelly I am, at heart, a techno-nostalgiast and I’ve worked with tape machines of one kind or other for most of my career. When I…

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Ideas in Sound Design: Deprivation and Barriers – Part 2

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cross-posting from my personal blog. This article is the follow up to Part 1 of Ideas in Sound Design: Deprivation and Barriers. I’ve gathered a selection of media…

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Ideas in Sound Design: Deprivation and Barriers – Part 1

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cross-posting from personal blog. I’ve had two ideas take obsessive root in my brain recently. They’re not new concepts, nor are they new to me. My first introduction…

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Silence

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

“The ultimate metaphoric sound is silence. If you can get the film to a place with no sound where there should be sound, the audience will crowd that…

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Walter Murch at Chicago Humanities Fest 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Walter Murch will be talking about sound at Chicago Humanities Fest 2011. The event is scheduled for Nov 13. Price is $10 in general admission and $5 for students….

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