sound design

In Depth – Soundly 2 for Windows and OS X

In Depth – Soundly 2 for Windows and OS X

Depending on the type of audio work you do, sound effects play a huge roll in the process.  If you’re an offline editor, or sound designer, sound effects are…

Critique-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 23

Critique-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 23

Audio has been a huge part of my career.  However, I have been involved in many aspects of production and post production over the years. I’ve also spent a…

Personnel-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 19

Personnel-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 19

In the art of post audio, there are a lot of different crafts, skills and artisans required to pull a soundtrack together. There is some looseness here in terms of…

Diegetic and Non-Diegetic Sound-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 18

Diegetic and Non-Diegetic Sound-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 18

In terms of sound for picture, diegetic is defined as: sounds that originate within a given scene. All of the typical sound elements seen in a scene would be considered…

Useful Tools For Editors: Now Shipping Edition

Useful Tools For Editors: Now Shipping Edition

The time around NAB, and actually at NAB, is when we see a lot of products announced and demoed. Sometimes those products even ship before  the next NAB (or IBC…

Audio Post For Reality TV

Audio Post For Reality TV

Originally published October 07, 2013. It’s never to late to learn about good audio post-production. I keep busy as a supervising sound editor and rerecording mixer doing…

Creating the sounds for The Revenant

Creating the sounds for The Revenant

In “The Revenant”, Oscar winning director Alejandro G. Inarritu tackles the tale of Hugh Glass, a trapper and a guide of the rough American frontier, in the early 1800’s…

Norman Hollyn discussing editing for L.A. Post Fest

Norman Hollyn discussing editing for L.A. Post Fest

Norman Hollyn, among many other things, is one of the judges for the L.A. Post Fest, an editing competiton and Film Festival event where entrants complete the short sci…

The ABCs of Sound

The ABCs of Sound

Bumper. Chopper. Sweeper. No, they’re not kickboxing moves, they’re sound effects. Just like film editors have terms like ‘dissolve’ and ‘cross cut,’ sound effects editors have their own…

DIY DCP

DIY DCP

You used to hear a whir, the sound of sprockets pulling film from a 15 pound reel at a relentless 90 feet per minute. Then the thpt of a splice…