Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

The path to loudness nirvana

BBC Academy posted up a good talk from Florian Camerer discussing loudness standards for broadcasting a few years ago. It provides a good overview of the issues and is a great introduction for people to understanding BS.1770 metering. You can check out the full video below:  

A Conversation with Ben Burtt on Perseverance

Shaun Farley has posted an interview with sound design legend Ben Burtt on the Designing Sound website, which gives some insight into the sound design process and the roles of experimentation, failure and perseverance. Read the full thing at: http://designingsound.org/2017/12/a-conversation-with-ben-burtt-on-perserverance/  

The Longplayer Conversation: Chris Watson and David Attenborough

The British Library have posted up video from their recent 2017 Longplayer Conversation, bringing together long time collaborators, sound recordist Chris Watson and naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough for a discussion of of some of their experiences around nature field recording. It is a fantastic chat between two of the greats of nature documentary […]

For Those About to (Record) Rock

I find myself often answering the same sort of questions from musicians about the recording process so I thought it would make sense to jot down an overview of some things as a reference that I can direct people to… The Process So you’ve written some songs that you’d like to record and release, but […]

Atmosphere and Speed of Sound Calculator

University of Sydney have an online standard atmosphere calculator that can be useful for calculating the speed of sound at different altitudes. Check it out at: http://s6.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/aerodynamics/atmosphere7.php

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.

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 […]

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…