SOUND / MUSIC
"The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie."
~ George Lucas
Sound or Music?
Sound Editor • Sound Mixer • Composer
A collection of websites pertaining to sound production for film:
A collection of books on the art and craft of sound design and music composing for movies. (*These are affiliate links)
You’ll learn practical, time-saving ways to get better recordings, solve problems with existing audio, create compelling tracks, and boost your filmmaking to the next level!
Hearing the Movies, Second Edition, combines a historical and chronological approach to the study of film music and sound with an emphasis on building listening skills.
This title is a complete guide to recording dialog on location. The topics include audio basics, microphone selection, wireless systems, recording and mixing techniques, and the Ten Location Sound Commandments, but it's more than just cables and connectors.
A collection of gear, software, and tools to help you, as a sound designer, recordist, and music composer.
If you're a serious filmmaker or sound designer, you'll want to check out the Zoom F8. It offers 8-input/10-track recording, super low-noise preamps, and support for high resolution 24-bit/192 kHz audio, plus rock-solid time code with pinpoint accuracy.
BeachTek is an active, 2-channel audio adapter designed to connect one xlr mic with 48v phantom power and two 1/8" microphones to a DSLR or camcorder with a 1/8" mic input.
The RØDE VideoMic Pro is a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.
Audio-Technica’s newscaster-style omnidirectional ATR3350iS lavalier microphone is engineered for intelligible, accurate voice reproduction. This high-quality condenser is ideal for video use, and is a favorite choice for aerobics/dance/sports instructors.
Avalon boom poles are designed to meet the needs of ENG and DV Camera crews. The series offers many of the same benefits of the original Klassic boom poles in an affordable package.
The RODE Blimp is a complete windshield and shock mounting accessory for the NTG-1, NTG-2 and NTG-3 microphones, as well as any third party shotgun microphone up to 12¾" (325mm) in length.
A collection of podcasts and podcast episodes that cover different aspects of the sound design and music composition process.
A collection of videos that will help with your sound design and music composition efforts.
Over 40 videos on various topics of sound design and recording for film.
Here are several videos with one of Hollywood's great sound designers, Ben Burtt.
The gang over at Film Riot offer up their process for music and sound design!
In this online tutorial on sound design for film and documentary the team at LightsFilmSchool explore the importance of the pre-production process on your soundtrack.
A collection of online courses that you can take right now to help with sound recording, sound design, and music composition. (*Affiliate links)
Tell a story with music
Hans Zimmer didn’t see a film until he was 12 years old. Since then, he’s scored over 150 films, including Inception, The Lion King, and The Dark Knight. In his MasterClass, the self-taught Academy Award winner teaches how he creates sounds from nothing, composes compelling character themes, and scores a movie before ever seeing it. By the end, you’ll have everything you need to tell your story.
30+ VIDEO LESSONS
Watch, listen, and learn as Hans teaches his first-ever film scoring class.
A downloadable workbook accompanies the class with lesson recaps and supplemental materials.
Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Hans will also critique select student work.
You've heard it said -- in video and film, AUDIO is 70% of what you see. The sound you record on set can be the biggest obstacle to achieving truly professional results in your production. But it's also one of the easiest things to get right!
This 2.5-hour course is ideal for beginners, excellent for intermediates who want to better understand the topics, and great for professionals as easy reference. It will be a program you come back to again and again.
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