Category Archives: Audio
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The Wilderness is a New York-based facility known for its commercial, music video and film title work. Co-founders Gabe Imlay and Juliet Rios have directed a range of campaigns heavy on animation, motion graphics and live-action. But Imlay is also a composer, which may explain why SoundCloud, a social network where composers and the audibly obsessed can post their works in progress, recently came calling for a short film that delivered an even richer message with its soundtrack.
We talked to The Poltergeist and The Hunt for Red October sound designer, who has been licensing his vast library of custom and commissioned recorded effects since the early 1990s, about the joys of resurrecting the Moog, finding sounds that defy description and recording surround sound in the field.
Adobe CS 5.5 further develops themes that came on strong in version 4 and especially version 5 of the software - support for working with native file formats, the accelerated Mercury Playback Engine, and management of the metadata that comes with the rapidly expanding range of footage types users have to contend with on the desktop and in the timeline.
As part of the three-man dubbing team on Salt, Scott Millan was the music man, charged with weaving the compositions of James Newton Howard seamlessly into a narrative that was driven by music, balancing the needs of the score with the demands already placed on the audience by dialogue and special-effects sound work. On the eve of the Oscars, Film & Video spoke with Millan about getting his start in TV, working with director Phillip Noyce, and why this movie should be played loud.
When your movie is all about a runaway train, you need sound effects that convey the mass, momentum and danger of that disaster in waiting. For Mark Stoeckinger, sound effects editor on Unstoppable, the challenge was to work with director Tony Scott to convey something of the experience of being next to the tracks when a huge locomotive barrels by at high speed.
FirstCom's Chronicles of Hip Hop is a seven-disc series aimed at film and television that features a wide range of performances from artists emerging from the urban club scene. In these two song excerpts from the series, you can hear the range of hip hop styles, from R&B to rap, that eclectic producer Symbolyc One (S1) helped style into a fresh mix of edgy, honest music.
The Performance Rights Act is a bill before the U.S. Congress that aims to provide "parity in radio performance rights under title 17, United States Code, and for other purposes." In other words, it would amend the current federal copyright law to give performers on sound recordings played over commercial radio stations equal rights to compensation. Right now, only satellite, Internet and cable radio stations pay these royalties to performers. Counterpoint Systems' CEO Amos Biegun considers the outcome.
Jeff Foster, an award-winning video producer and author/educator on Adobe After Effects, uses SmartSound's royalty-free music library to create custom soundtracks for his projects. Here, he shows you how he used After Effects CS5 and Sonicfire Pro to roundtrip edit a soundtrack for a recent project.