Mark Kilborn has written an article posted on the A Sound Effect website that discusses approaches to creativity in sound design. It touches on getting past your creative fears, and fear of failure. Read the full article at:
Marshall McGee put together a short video that shows how two different sound designers approach a subjective sound design for magic spells, using the same samples. Interesting to see the different creative approaches. Check it out here:
Jon Lefkovitz has put together a great feature-length documentary from over 50 hours of Murch’s lectures, interviews, and commentaries. It is like a 75 minute masterclass and discusses sound design, the role of music, film editing and more. Watch the whole thing here:
Randy Thom, one of the greats of sound design, has a blog post about being creative and embracing accidents and mistakes. One of my favourite quotes from it is: A Craftsman knows how to avoid accidents — an Artist knows how to use them Randy Thom Read the full blog post at Randy’s website:
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 … Read more A Quiet Place — Telling a Story with Sound
There is a good article on the Backstage website discussing what goes into the sound design for “Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical”, which includes live triggered sound effects and Foley work. Read the article at: https://www.backstage.com/interview/tony-nominated-sound-designers-spongebob-musical-had-think-outside-music-box-bring-bikini-bottom-life/
Soundworks Collection have posted up a neat short masterclass video with sound editor Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road) about his process, particularly with regards to choosing sound effects. Check it out below:
Walter Murch is a true master of film and sound editing, and Academy Originals have posted up a couple of videos recently of Murch discussing what sound editing and mixing is. You can get some insights by checking out the videos below.
Nerdwriter1 has made a neat little short video discussing sound design, but with particular reference to a scene from the film Munich by Steven Spielberg and discussing sound perspective. You can check it out below.
BAFTA Guru takes us for a tour inside the Pinewood Foley Studio in the UK in a great short video that has been posted online. The video features some discussion of the process from the Foley team, and is one of the better put-together videos for instructional purposes for Foley. Check it out below: