Push the Right Buttons: A Practical Guide to Becoming and Succeeding as an Audio Engineer and Producer

Push the Right Buttons: A Practical Guide to Becoming and Succeeding as an Audio Engineer and Producer

by Neil Kesterson
Push the Right Buttons: A Practical Guide to Becoming and Succeeding as an Audio Engineer and Producer

Push the Right Buttons: A Practical Guide to Becoming and Succeeding as an Audio Engineer and Producer

by Neil Kesterson

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Overview

Step by step, the author explains how to balance creativity with professionalism while building a career in the recording arts. Music production, television and film sound design, live sound, advertising, broadcasting, and other audio production fields are explored. The book describes common pitfalls to avoid while streamlining a career.

This author takes a deep dive into actual real-world productions by detailing techniques, equipment, and problem solving. Readers will discover how to build, navigate, and sustain complex relationships with directors, producers, talent, and clients. Studio and film set etiquette, procedures, and best practices are explored. The author also gives audio engineering tricks and advice from his four decades in the business, from recording basics and nuanced editing techniques to digital audio concepts and time management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798989035113
Publisher: Dynamix Productions, Inc.
Publication date: 12/05/2023
Pages: 586
Sales rank: 306,525
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

Neil Kesterson has been a sound designer for film, video, television, radio, audiobooks, theatre, games, web, and multimedia since 1985. His very first sound design job was to recreate the Bell X-1 rocket plane breaking the sound barrier, of which pilot and aviation legend Chuck Yeager said was the most realistic depiction of the historic event he had ever heard.

His work has been heard on most major television and radio networks, in theaters, streaming, and in arenas. Some projects of note include the television shows Treme and White Lotus on HBO; Mad Dogs on Amazon; Valley of the Boom on NatGeo; Chicago Fire and Law & Order: SVU on NBC; Girl from Plainville on Hulu; and Mind Games and The Crossing on ABC.
Documentaries include A&E Biography: The Monkees; The Lincolns in Kentucky; Nick Nolte: No Exit; and The Johnny Cash Anthology, and the self-produced documentary The Beat of a Different Drummer: The Story of America’s Last All-Female Military Band.

Motion pictures include War for the Planet of the Apes; Uncle Frank; 8-Bit Christmas; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days; Strange Wilderness; and Hide and Seek.

Other projects of note include "The Dick Vitale Alarm Clock"; comedy albums for Greg Warren and Mike Macrae; and live radio broadcast work for the NCAA, The Triple Crown Radio Network, and NPR.
Awards include those from the International Broadcasting Awards, Telly Awards, Silver Microphone Awards, the American Advertising Federation, and an Emmy nomination.
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