Another Foley Movie

Foley is one of those aspects of film and television sound that really captures people’s imagination. Here is yet another short video about Foley to add to the various ones I have linked to on this site already:  

Murch Mix Cue Sheets

There are a couple of “sound cue sheets (not in their original color, alas) for the mix of Apocalypse Now, drawn by Walter Murch; from the excellent new book by Michael Ondaatje, The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film (New York 2002)” reproduced at the following link, along with a couple of […]

Mix Tips and Tricks

Film-Mixing.com has some interesting little organisational tips for Pro Tools on their website at: https://film-mixing.com/2015/09/22/interesting-sound-design-mix-tips-and-tricks/ The EuControl macro looks like an interesting one that I might try out.

Sounds of Nature

I have been fortunate to be involved with recording quite a bit of Foley for nature documentaries over the last little while. There are a couple of great articles from about 10 years ago that I often refer to in sound design classes that discuss the sound of nature documentaries. I won’t spoil the story, […]

The Same Song Sung in 15 Places

I recently came across a video of a person going by the name wikisinger singing in different places to show the effect of the acoustics and associated reverberation. The video is similar in style to another I had previously seen of a drummer playing in various places, and you can check them both out along […]

The Sound of Sports

I previously included a link to a couple of articles about the sound of sports on television (http://versed.com.au/sound-of-sports-tv). Those articles were in reference to a radio documentary program called “The Sound of Sports” produced in 2011. I recently found a link to the full 1 hour program. It is an interesting listen and you can […]

New Apple Audio Patent

Apple have put in a new patent for a sound playback system that controls the directivity of dialogue separately to effects and music for screen productions. This could have interesting consequences for deliverables in the future if it becomes a commercial reality. Apple’s Audio Director is none other than Tomlinson Holman, the founder of the […]

How to fight desertification and reverse climate change

Ecologist Allan Savory gave a really interesting TED Talk a few years back about the power of livestock grazing to mimic nature in order to help reverse desertification. Check it out below:

Fish singing dawn chorus

New Scientist published an article a little while back discussing some hydrophone recording research into dawn and dusk choruses of fish off the Western Australian coast. You can check out the article and a sample recording at: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2106331-fish-recorded-singing-dawn-chorus-on-reefs-just-like-birds/  

Scene without SFX or Music

Techly posted up an article referring to a couple of videos of a scene from the film Everest. In the first one there is only the (ADRed) dialogue, and then in the second one is the complete mix. It’s a cool reference for people to make them think about the elements of a film sound […]