The Modern Production Sound Team

Simon Hayes has written a fantastic article for the Production Sound and Video Journal from IATSE 695 about the challenges of the modern film/drama production sound team, including the use of multiple cameras and expectations around wireless equipment etc. It is an excellent read for anyone involved with sound or producing for drama films and … Read more The Modern Production Sound Team

Wildlife Sound in Screen Media

I few months ago I had the pleasure of presenting the inaugural Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group online seminar. I presented about the use of wildlife sound in screen media, and the recording of the Zoom meeting is on YouTube now. Please note that audio quality on Zoom recordings is mono and a bit limited … Read more Wildlife Sound in Screen Media

Writing and Sound Design

Essa Hansen, a Sound Designer at Skywalker Sound, has written an article discussing what she has learnt about writing from her sound design work, referencing Walter Murch’s ideas about embodied sound and encoded sound. It is worth a read if you are interested in either sound design or creative writing, and you can read the … Read more Writing and Sound Design

Intro to Field Recording Techniques Videos

Back in March I made a series of videos that discuss different approaches and techniques to field recording. The videos tie in with a sound design task that uses these sounds, but the sound design specific videos are for my students at Canberra Institute of Technology only. The field recording videos are aimed at people … Read more Intro to Field Recording Techniques Videos

Converting Video files for Pro Tools

For years I have been converting video files into DNxHD where necessary for working in Pro Tools as I have previously written about in my blog. For users of Mac OSX Catalina however processes have needed to change as 32 bit QuickTime movies are no longer supported properly. In theory since Pro Tools 2020.3 you … Read more Converting Video files for Pro Tools