Archive for the ‘Audio Post Production’ Category

25fps to 24fps Audio for DCP

For a documentary project that I recently completed audio post-production on, I was asked about converting the native 25 frames per second (fps) audio mixes to a 24 frames per second (fps) version to make a 24 fps DCP that is a safe interop version for playback worldwide for festival screenings. The normal process for converting from […]

Podcast Specifications

Apple have recently published a couple of specifications documents for podcasting at: The Best Practices document discusses formats and loudness. Loudness is as expected at -16 LKFS, although they don’t mention anything different for mono vs stereo which I find a little odd. It is pretty standard practice for mono content to be […]

Jurassic World Sound Design

I just came across a video from a  couple of years ago about making the soundtrack for Jurassic World. The first half discusses the sound design including field recording for dinosaurs and other Foley and loop group work, and then the second half discusses the orchestral score more. Check it out below.    

Recording Foley Sound Effects for ‘The Night Manager’

Audient have posted up a neat video about the Foley process. This one is a useful resource in that it has Foley artist Barnaby Smyth from Feet First Sound working through a short scene from The Night Manager. Check it out below.  

EBU R128 Loudness Implementation for Broadcasting

Mike Thornton from Pro Tools Expert is a bit of a guru with regards to loudness management for media production. A few years ago he did a talk at BVE 2015 which is available to view online, and provides a good summary of the changes in loudness measurement and regulation for broadcast that came in […]

A Quiet Place — Telling a Story with Sound

The film A Quiet Place by John Krasinksi is a great example of a film where sound is truly integral to the whole story. A lot of times sound is not considered too much at the script writing stage, which can make for some missed opportunities, but in the case of A Quiet Place, it was […]

Loudness And Dynamics In Cinema Sound

Last year Mike Thornton wrote a couple of articles for Pro Tools Expert about loudness and dynamics in Cinema, including input from Eelco Grimm from the Loudness Petition Group and the results of a survey. It provides some interesting, if somewhat depressing at times, reading. You can read the full article at:  

Yet another short video about Foley

There are a stack of short videos about Foley that I have linked to on this site, and here is a recent one from Mashable. It is a fairly straight-forward doco style interview which serves as a good intro to what Foley is.  

Film Sound Tutorials

Michael Cullen has set up a YouTube channel called Film Sound Tutorials with what appears to be some useful tutorials for people starting out the audio post process without the knowledge of workflow and processes. I only really checked out one of the videos to see what his process is like, and it seems like […]

Stereo Widener Plug-in Testing

I was recently having a play around with a stereo widener plug-in on a track and noticed that it was having some issues with causing level drops when monoing the mix, so I decided to have a play around with a few different stereo width plug-ins to see how differently they might treat things. I […]