The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound / Edition 2

The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound / Edition 2

by David Lewis Yewdall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240805259

ISBN-13: 9780240805252

Pub. Date: 03/20/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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…  See more details below

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240805252
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/20/2003
Edition description:
paperback with audio CD
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

A Memorial to Excellence
Ch. 1The Empowerment of Sound1
Ch. 2Our Amateur Beginnings6
Ch. 3The First Tuesday Night in February17
Ch. 4Success or Failure: Before the Camera Even Rolls21
Ch. 5The Challenging Battlefield of Production48
Ch. 6From the Set to the Laboratory79
Ch. 7Picture Editorial and Use of the Sound Medium97
Ch. 8Temp Dubs and Test Screenings: A Critical Objective View125
Ch. 9Spotting the Picture for Sound and Music130
Ch. 10Custom Recording Sound Effects: The Real Fun and Adventure137
Ch. 11The Sound Librarian: Curator of an Audio Empire166
Ch. 12Sound Design Myths and Realities199
Ch. 13Sound Editorial: Sync-Sync, Chop-Chop216
Ch. 14Dialog Editors: Hollywood's Unsung Heroes251
Ch. 15ADR and Looping: Getting the Lips to Flap in Sync267
Ch. 16Foley: The Art of Footsteps, Props, and Cloth Movement294
Ch. 17Nonlinear: The Digital Workstation329
Ch. 18The Music Composer: Audio Collaboration or Mud and Destruction399
Ch. 19The Rerecording Stage: Predubbing and the Final Mix412
Ch. 205.1 and Emerging Audio Technologies434
Ch. 21The Venerable Nagra IV-S (Analog)451
Ch. 22The Digital Nagra V - Direct to Disk478
Glossary493
The Audio CD506
Index511

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