Archive for the ‘Location Sound’ Category

How to Keep Your Sound Editor Happy

Jeff Hinton has written a post on the Frame.io 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 […]

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 […]

How to Lav Different Outfits

The 4 minute Film School have produced a quick and dirty reference video for how and where to lav people wearing 17 different outfits. It doesn’t go into a lot of detail, but it packs a lot in a short video. Check it out below…

Production Sound Mixer Simon Hayes Mini Masterclass

BAFTA Guru have a great video online of Production Sound Mixer Simon Hayes discussing a little about the production sound process, with a lot of specific details with regards to recording for Les Miserables. Some great insight provided into very professional sound workflow for complicated shoots. Check it out below:

Stretching Sound to Help the Mind See

Way back in 2000 legendary film and film sound editor Walter Murch wrote an interesting article discussing the role of sound for film. He starts with a reflection of the importance of the sound role in the early days of sound films, and goes on to discuss sound design theory. Check it out on the […]

The Village Film Budget

Ever wondered what a Hollywood film budget looks like? Website The Smoking Gun has some interesting resources including a copy of the budget for M Night Shyamalan’s film “The Village”. The budget comes to over $70 million US dollars. According to IMDB, the gross box office income for the film came to over $110 million. […]

Get Real on Rates

The MEAA’s draft market rates for screen industry crew are published here: Get Real On Rates Production Sound Mixer, Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor and Re-recording Mixers have a suggested minimum of $2,200 per week, with Boom Ops at $1,800 and other non-supervising sound editorial staff at $1,850. These rates are wages for time only, […]

Sound for Nurse Jackie

Gotham Sound, in conjuction with Tekserve and Avid, hosted a live event talk by the Production Sound Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor for the TV show Nurse Jackie. The show is based in a hospital environment primarily, which can be a challenging environment for sound. The talk discussed many of the aspects to capturing and producing great […]