Producing Great Sound for Film and Video

ISBN-10: 024080970X

ISBN-13: 9780240809700

Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Jay Rose

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Make your film or video project sound as good as it looks with this complete training course by audio guru Jay Rose. You get hundreds of professional, real-world techniques that you can employ from preproduction through the final mix. This is a solution-oriented guide with FAQs, how-tos, tips, and time savers. You'll get a primer on how sound and digital audio work as well as technical setups, guidelines, and real solutions for: * budgeting, scheduling, and preproduction planning * microphones and room acoustics * recording dialog, voice-overs, ADR, and effects * postproduction hardware * levels and digitizing * working with music and sound effects * producing the final mix New to this edition: * information on the latest cameras and field recorders * choices between single- and double-system, and digital workflows * the differences between traditional video soundtracks and dialog-driven storytelling. * Having trouble with the sound on your video project? Find the solution in this best-selling guide. * Includes time-tested guidelines and recommendations that work no matter what hardware or software package you use * The audio CD includes diagnostics, demos, and tutorial tracks to hone your skills.
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090

Rose is a Clio-and Emmy-Winniing sound Engineer

Acknowledgments
Introduction
About This Book and Audio Postproduction
How to Create a Great Soundtrack (in a Quarter of a Page)
Audio Basics
How Sound Works
Music-Sicle?
The Life of a Sound
Fast Pressure Changes are Heard as Sounds
Somewhat Slower Pressure Changes are Heard as Envelopes
Slow Changes of Pressure are Loudness
Echoes in Small Rooms
Very Slow Changes of Pressure are Weather
How Digital Audio Works
Why Digital?
Turning Analog to Digital
Audio Data Reduction
Audio on a Wire
Analog Wiring
Digital Wiring
Planning and Prepro
Planning for Sound
The Need for Sound
Think About The Overall Track
Elements of the Soundtrack
Spoken Words
Music
Sound Effects
Special Effects and Processing
The Layers of a Track
Budgeting, Scheduling, and Preproduction
Budgeting for Sound
Allow Time for Sound
Checking Locations
Production Sound
Microphones and Room Acoustics
About Microphones
Rooms and Recording
Production Mic Technique
What Kind of Mic to Use?
Using Boom Mics
Using Lavalieres
Controlling Wind Noise
Using Wireless
Room Tone
Production Recording
Getting Audio Into a Recorder
Camera Settings
Double System
Mixers and Preamps
Connecting to the Recorder
Adjusting the Volume
Recording Voice-Overs, ADR, and Effects
Engineering a Voice Recording
Directing The Voice-over
Recording Sound Effects
Postproduction
Postproduction Workflow
Linear and Nonlinear Editing
Postproduction Hardware
Monitoring
Computer Input/Output
The Mixer
Moving Signals Around the Editing Suite
Wiring The Postproduction Suite
Mixing -10 Dbv and +4 Dbu Equipment
Levels and Digitizing
Digital Audio Transfers
Digitizing Analog Signals
Metering and Lineup Tones
Synchronization
Editing Voices
The Right Tools for Editing Voice
Cutting in Silences
Sounds with Hard Attacks
Hearing Phonemes
Theatrical Film Dialog
The Tricks
Keeping Track of Sync
A Final Exercise
Working with Music
Deciding What Music You'll Need
Sources of Music
Selecting Music from a Library
Music Editing
Sound Effects
We Don't Need No Stinkin' Reality
Sources for Sound Effects
Choosing Effects
Placing Sound Effects
Processing
How any Effect can Wreck a Sound
When to Apply Processing
Equalizers
Compressors
Reverberation
Noise Reduction
Combining Effects
Learning More
The Mix
Setting up for the Mix
Preparing for Someone Else to Mix
After the Mix
The Last Thing You Should Do
"Help! It Doesn't Sound Right!"
Problems With On-Camera Dialog
Too Many Background Noises
Dialog Problems Introduced by the Recorder
Postproduction Audio Issues
Narration Problems
Computer Doesn't Play Audio Well
Editing Problems
Mix Problems
The Mix Sounded Great on the Desktop or Mixing Studio, but Bad on the Air or in the Conference Room
The Mix Proportions Were Right, but It Was Too Soft/Loud/Distorted on the Air
Some Elements Sound Fine in Stereo, but Disappear when the Tape Is Broadcast, Played on VHS, or Seen on the Web
Other Common Questions
Glossary
Resources
Organizations
CD Contents
Index
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