Archive for the ‘Audio Post Production’ Category

How to Keep Your Sound Editor Happy

Jeff Hinton has written a post on the blog about “How to Keep Your Sound Editor Happy”. Written from a Sound Editors perspective, it is a useful reference for video editorial staff and film-makers covering best practises for handing over audio to the sound editorial team. How to Keep Your Sound Editor Happy (According […]

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 has some interesting little organisational tips for Pro Tools on their website at: 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 Sound of Sports

I previously included a link to a couple of articles about the sound of sports on television ( 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 […]

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 […]

Another video about Foley

Another cool short video about Foley has been posted up, but this one takes a slightly weather centric approach. Check it out below…

Loudness for TV Mixes

I was recently undertaking a mix for a TV show and I was asked to¬†“bring this track up as high as you can go without breaking the broadcasting rules”. This was with regards to a music track that the Director really wanted to make loud, and in response to my reasonably conservative first mix. This […]