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

  • Jeffrey P. Fisher College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • ISBN-10: 159863254X  |  ISBN-13: 9781598632545
  • 300 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • List Price = $ 39.99
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About

Overview

Today digital storytellers of all kinds have access to incredible tools – from digital video and animation software to software-based editing and digital delivery gear, creatives now have the ability to produce amazing, high-level visual imagery. But many do not pay enough attention to the sound of their productions. It's been said that sound is 50-75% of the visual experience, and poor sound quality can make any production seem unprofessional regardless of how impressive it is visually. Soundtrack Success: A Digital Storyteller's Guide to Audio Post-Production teaches filmmakers, editors, game developers, commercial directors, and animators how to deliver effective, professional-sounding soundtracks, with particular attention paid to fixing problems, sweetening sound, and pulling together all the elements (dialog, music, and sound effects) to create the complete soundtrack. Additionally, the standard sound editing and shaping tools are discussed in detail, and there's a chapter on how to get a job in the sound editing industry. The book's companion DVD includes additional video tutorials to further illustrate techniques. In short, Soundtrack Success provides everything you need to make your next soundtrack a complete success!

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jeffrey P. Fisher

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.