Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound / Edition 4

Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound / Edition 4

by David Lewis Yewdall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240812409

ISBN-13: 2900240812402

Pub. Date: 06/03/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, Third Edition, comprehensively examines the subject of sound for motion pictures and television productions with an emphasis on real-world problems and solutions. The book will show you how to achieve great sound despite a small budget, lack of equipment, and less-than-perfect recording conditions. Based on the experience of the

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Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, Third Edition, comprehensively examines the subject of sound for motion pictures and television productions with an emphasis on real-world problems and solutions. The book will show you how to achieve great sound despite a small budget, lack of equipment, and less-than-perfect recording conditions. Based on the experience of the author and other top sound craftspeople, and firmly grounded in practical techniques, this book provides real-life examples and relevant technical data as well as an appreciation of the processes involved in creating an artful audio experience. It examines sound from the point of view of the key figures in the sound department, who not only describe today's practices, but also offer practical advice to guide the reader around myriad pitfalls.

The third edition has been completely updated and expanded to include new information on audio restoration and nonlinear editing, and an entire chapter on low-budget strategies has been added. The enclosed DVD, loaded with practical demonstrations, hundreds of charts, photos and exercises is a brand new must-have feature! Among other topics, this Third Edition includes: Preproduction planning - success before the camera even rolls! Production sound recording strategies and tips, Sound designing the "Big Sound" and sound editing, ADR and looping as well as ADR/Looping Exercise video clips, Foley techniques and recording as well as Foley Exercise Video clips, The transparent art of dialog editing, Using nonlinear editing platforms-Pro Tools and Nuendo, Using digital recording systems as well as the analog Nagra IV-S, Custom recording sound effects, Ultra-low budgetstrategies.

About the Author:
David Lewis Yewdall, M.P.S.E., is a member of the Sound Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Motion Picture Sound Editors Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900240812402
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/03/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
680

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Table of Contents


A Memorial to Excellence     vii
The Empowerment of Sound     1
Our Amateur Beginnings     7
The Passing of a Tradition and Coming of Age     19
Success or Failure: Before the Camera Even Rolls     25
The Challenging Battlefield of Production     56
From the Set to the Laboratory     114
Picture Editorial and the Use of the Sound Medium     138
Temp Dubs and Test Screenings: A Critical Objective View     167
Spotting the Picture for Sound and Music     173
Custom Recording Sound Effects: The Real Fun and Adventure     181
The Sound Librarian: The Curator of an Audio Empire     218
Sound Design: Myths and Realities     252
Sound Editorial: Sync-Sync, Chop-Chop     279
Sound Editorial: Ultra Low-Budget Strategies     318
Dialog Editors: Hollywood's Unsung Heroes     345
ADR and Looping: Getting the Lips to Flap in Sync     365
Foley: The Art of Footsteps, Props, and Cloth Movement     402
Nonlinear: The Digital Workstation     440
The Music Composer: Audio Collaboration or Mud and Destruction     459
The Re-recording Stage: Predubbing and the Final Mix     475
Emerging Technologies: Sound Restoration andColorization     498
The Venerable Nagra IV-S (Analog)     525
Glossary     552
About the Interactive DVD     567
Index     571

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