Book Description

Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound embraces the subject of sound for films. Based on the experience of the author and other top sound craftspeople, this book provides numerous real-life examples and relevant technical data. It also is firmly grounded in practical techniques and it will show you an appreciation of all the processes involved in creating motion picture sound, from how to achieve great sound despite a small budget and less-than-perfect recording conditions to steps you will need to take to create an artful audio experience.
This edition is completely revised and expanded, and the most popular sound editing systems, Pro Tools and Final Cut Pro, are covered in-depth. The accompanying NEW DVD presents demonstration material as well as a large library of sound effects, while numerous charts, illustrations, and photographs help to demonstrate techniques and common industry practices.
Among other topics, Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, Third Edition includes:
. Preproduction planning
. Production tips
. Sound design
. Sound editing
. ADR and looping
. Using Pro Tools
. Using Nagra's analog and digital systems
. Custom recording sound effects

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Special Thanks and Acknowledgments
  6. Contents
  7. A Memorial to Excellence
  8. Chapter 1 The Empowerment of Sound
  9. Chapter 2 Our Amateur Beginnings
  10. Chapter 3 The Passing of a Tradition and Coming of Age
  11. Chapter 4 Success or Failure: Before the Camera Even Rolls
  12. Chapter 5 The Challenging Battlefield of Production
  13. Chapter 6 From the Set to the Laboratory
  14. Chapter 7 Picture Editorial and the Use of the Sound Medium
  15. Chapter 8 Temp Dubs and Test Screenings: A Critical Objective View
  16. Chapter 9 Spotting the Picture for Sound and Music
  17. Chapter 10 Custom Recording Sound Effects: The Real Fun and Adventure
  18. Chapter 11 The Sound Librarian: The Curator of an Audio Empire
  19. Chapter 12 Sound Design: Myths and Realities
  20. Chapter 13 Sound Editorial: Sync-Sync, Chop-Chop
  21. Chapter 14 Sound Editorial: Ultra Low-Budget Strategies
  22. Chapter 15 Dialog Editors: Hollywood’s Unsung Heroes
  23. Chapter 16 ADR and Looping: Getting the Lips to Flap in Sync
  24. Chapter 17 Foley: The Art of Footsteps, Props, and Cloth Movement
  25. Chapter 18 Nonlinear: The Digital Workstation
  26. Chapter 19 The Music Composer: Audio Collaboration or Mud and Destruction
  27. Chapter 20 The Re-recording Stage: Predubbing and the Final Mix
  28. Chapter 21 Emerging Technologies: Sound Restoration and Colorization
  29. Chapter 22 The Venerable Nagra IV-S (Analog)
  30. Chapter 23 The Direct-to-Disk Nagra V (Digital)
  31. Glossary
  32. About the Interactive DVD
  33. Index