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Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound provides a comprehensive explanation of film sound including mixing, dubbing, workflow, budgeting, and digital audio techniques. Practically grounded with real-world stories from the trenches throughout, the book also provides relevant technical data, as well as an appreciation of all the processes involved in creating optimal motion picture sound. The author provides a complete overview of creating effective sound for film, including motion picture protocol, budgeting info, dealing with onset politics, and technical information about recording.
New to this edition, are exclusive sound artist lessons from the field, including insight from craftspeople who have worked on the latest Harry Potter and Batman films. All technological changes have been updated to reflect the most current systems.
About the Author
David Lewis Yewdall, MPSE is a veteran sound editor who has worked on over 100 feature films and TV series. He is currently Filmmaker-in-Residence at North Carolina School of the Arts. He is also the author of FILM - The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Empowerment of Sound Chapter 2. Our Amateur Beginnings Chapter 3. The Passing of a Tradition and Coming of Age Chapter 4. Success or Failure Chapter 5. The Challenging Battlefield of Production Chapter 6. From the Set to the Laboratory Chapter 7. Picture Editorial and the Use of the Sound Medium Chapter 8. Temp Dubs and Test Screenings Chapter 9. Spotting the Picture for Sound and Music Chapter 10. Custom Recording Sound Effects Chapter 11. The Sound Librarian Chapter 12. Sound Design Chapter 13. Sound Editorial; Sync-Sync Chop-Chop Chapter 14. Sound Editorial; Ultra Low Budget Strategies Chapter 15. Dialogue Editors Chapter 16. ADR and Looping Chapter 17. Foley Chapter 18. The Music Composer Chapter 19. The Re-Recording Stage Chapter 20. The Venerable Nagra Chapter 21. Emerging Technologies
In the Box
Focal Press Book: Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 4th Edition