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Sound Design and Effects

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Contributed By Glen Berry

  1. Sound Effects Add Richness and Detail
  2. Ambience is Key to the Effects Track
  3. Sound Effects Have Many Sources

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  • The sound designer will create a rich, multi-layered audio experience around the image and engage the audience on a completely different level.
  • The goal of location sound is to get all signal and no noise. We need to add ambience in place of the noise to make the space sound natural, but natural in a way that we can control.
  • Sound effects can come from many sources, many of which may not exist in nature. A talented Sound Designer will use their imagination to create or find sounds with a wide range of objects and tools that may have no relation to the image on the screen.
Introduction to the Sound Track
An introduction to the elements of the sound track and the composition of each.
Post Sound Workflow
Steps in the post production audio process and the roles involved with each step.
Sound Design and Effects
The role of the sound designer, different types of effects and their usage in the effects track.
Music and the Short Film
How to obtain the right music for your piece, the importance of a score designed around cues, sample based music and working with a composer.