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Soundtrack Success: A Digital Storyteller's Guide to Audio Post-Production 1st Edition

Jeffrey P. Fisher

  • Published
  • 300 Pages

Overview

Whether you make narratives, documentaries, news shows, training videos, podcasts, games, or some other media, sound has a great impact on what people see, believe, and remember. When you dedicate attention to every element that makes up the whole soundtrack -- dialogue, sound effects, and music -- your story will hold more meaning for the audience, and you'll deliver your message in a more memorable way. Thankfully, putting together a better soundtrack is the easiest, fastest, and most effective way to make your production better. SOUNDTRACK SUCCESS will show you how to do it. It's a non-software-specific guide to the entire realm of audio post-production, with particular attention paid to fixing problems, sweetening sound, and pulling together a complete soundtrack. You'll learn how to use dialogue, voiceover, walla, backgrounds, sound effects, Foley, and music, and you'll discover how to record, edit, mix, master, and deliver high-quality and high-impact soundtracks. The companion DVD includes video tutorials and examples that further demonstrate the many concepts and techniques described in the book. This complete primer is your key to making soundtracks that soar.

Jeffrey P. Fisher, College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Jeffrey P. Fisher has built a 25-year career providing music, sound, writing, video, training, and media production and post-production services for corporate, cable, and commercial clients, including indie films. Fisher is the author of 11 books, and he teaches audio and video production and post-production at College of DuPage and DePaul University.
  • Schools filmmakers, editors, game developers, commercial directors, and animators on how to deliver effective, professional-sounding soundtracks.
  • Teaches readers how to use dialog, voice-over, walla, backgrounds, sound design, sound effects, Foley and of course music to deliver their message more effectively.
  • Provides information and instruction on how to use all of the leading sound editing software tools.
  • Includes a chapter on how to find work in the sound editing industry.
  • The book's companion DVD includes additional video tutorials to further illustrate techniques.
Introduction.
1. Crafting the Quintessential Soundtrack.
2. Audio Aesthetics.
3. What Is Sound?
4. Workflow.
5. Location Matters.
6. Microphones.
7. Building the Location Sound Kit.
8. CYA Tips.
9. Hearing Sound.
10. Making and Recording Sound.
11. Make Sound Sound Better.
12. Audio-Post Workflow Tips.
13. Voiceover.
14. Recording ADR and Walla.
15. Editing Dialogue.
16. Sound Effects.
17. Foley and Backgrounds.
18. Sound Effects in Use.
19. Music.
20. Mixing.
Index.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133775659
  • ISBN-13: 9781133775652
  • STARTING AT $23.99

  • ISBN-10: 159863254X
  • ISBN-13: 9781598632545
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $24.00
  • RETAIL $39.99

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Audio Post-Production in Your Project Studio

ISBN: 9781598634198
Whether you are producing an audio CD, a multimedia application, a movie, or a television program, there are many stages of production that you need to consider before your project is complete and sounds professional. The audio post-production process formerly required huge audio post-production facilities with massive film and/or video synchronizing machines and other expensive hardware. These days, professional audio post-production can be done using inexpensive hardware and software inside a home or project studio. Audio Post-Production in Your Project Studio teaches you how to deliver professional-quality audio post-production projects using these readily available tools. Topics of discussion include editing, software effects, mixing, monitoring, software mastering, running a successful project studio, and much more. Instruction is presented using a non-software-specific approach—the techniques discussed are applicable to any Digital Audio Workstation you choose. Whether you’re an experienced musician just getting into post-production, a first-time project studio operator, or a hobbyist curious to learn more information, you’ll find all the insights and knowledge you need to make your recordings sound professional.

FOR STUDENTS

Audio Post-Production in Your Project Studio

ISBN: 9781598634198
Whether you are producing an audio CD, a multimedia application, a movie, or a television program, there are many stages of production that you need to consider before your project is complete and sounds professional. The audio post-production process formerly required huge audio post-production facilities with massive film and/or video synchronizing machines and other expensive hardware. These days, professional audio post-production can be done using inexpensive hardware and software inside a home or project studio. Audio Post-Production in Your Project Studio teaches you how to deliver professional-quality audio post-production projects using these readily available tools. Topics of discussion include editing, software effects, mixing, monitoring, software mastering, running a successful project studio, and much more. Instruction is presented using a non-software-specific approach—the techniques discussed are applicable to any Digital Audio Workstation you choose. Whether you’re an experienced musician just getting into post-production, a first-time project studio operator, or a hobbyist curious to learn more information, you’ll find all the insights and knowledge you need to make your recordings sound professional.