sound design

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…

PVC at AES 2014 – Details About the New Upgrades to Ozone from iZotope

iZotope was previewing their updated version of Ozone at AES 2014 in Los Angeles and I had a chance to catch up with Evan Allen, Product Specalist at iZotope, who…

PVC at AES 2014 – The Amazing Nucleus Board from Solid State Logic

In a world filled with computers replacing the desk and shelf space of mixing consoles and recorders, there have been a number of solutions over the years to address the…