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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…

Foley-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 17

Foley-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 17

Monique Reymond is is an award winning Foley artist.  Her experience spans media from features to scripted and unscripted television and animation. Monique won a 2008 Emmy for Outstanding Individual…

Workflow-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 16

Workflow-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 16

There really is no “standard” workflow for anything in filmmaking. Every project, in every aspect, is a unique set of situations. This post will discuss the differences between movies and…

La La Land-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 15

La La Land-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 15

La La Land, this year’s big Oscar nominee, is the first feature film to have a female sound editing team nominated. Millie Iatrou and Ai-Ling Lee, were co…

Reverb-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 14

Reverb-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 14

There are a wide variety of factors contributing to the quality of sounds that we hear in our lives throughout the day. The pitches, the frequency, the loudness and how…

Room Acoustics-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 13

Room Acoustics-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 13

One of the most vexing problems about mixing sounds at a home studio is the acoustical qualities of the spaces themselves. Professional sound studios are constructed to offer flat frequency…

Quality Control-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week-12

Quality Control-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week-12

Quality control, often referred to simply as QC, is an extremely important process in every step of post-production. For audio, the mix needs to meet the technical quality of…

Noise Reduction-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 11

Noise Reduction-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 11

With the advent of digital audio, we’ve come to expect considerably more from our audio that we did in days past and noise reduction is a key component of…

Tinker, Tinker, Tinker-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 10

Tinker, Tinker, Tinker-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 10

Back in the days of film, when edits consisted of a piece of tape or some glue, and when fades and effects were created in a lab, firm choices needed…