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The Practical Art Of Motion Picture Sound, 3rd Edition

David Lewis Yewdall

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

Content

Chapter 1: The Empowerment of Sound
Chapter 2: Our Amateur Beginnings
Chapter 3: The Passing of a Tradion _ and coming of Age
Chapter 4: Success or Failure: Before the Camera Even Rolls
Chapter 5: The Challenging Battlefield of Production
Chapter 6: From the Set to the Laboratory
Chapter 7: Picture Editorial _
and the use of the Sound Medium
Chapter 8: Temp Dubs and Test Screenings: - A Critical Objective View
Chapter 9: Spotting the Picture -- for Sound and Music
Chapter 10: Custom Recording Sound Effects --
The Real Fun and Adventure
Chapter 11: the Sound Librarian : the curator of an audio empire
Chapter 12: Sound Design -- Myths and Realities
Chapter 13: Sound Editorial : Traditional Approach
Chapter 14: Sound Editorial : Ultra Low-Budget Strategies
Chapter 15: Dialog Editors -- Hollywood_s Unsung Heroes
Chapter 16: ADR -and- Looping -- Getting the Lips to Flap in Sync
Chapter 17: FOLEY : The Art of Footsteps, Props and
Cloth Movement
Chapter 18: Nonlinear -- the Digital Workstation
Chapter 19: The Music Composer -- Audio Collaboration or Mud and Destruction
Chapter 20: The Rerecording Stage -- Predubbing and
the Final Mix
Chapter 21: 5.1 -- Audio Restoration and Emerging
Audio Technologies
Chapter 22: The venerable Nagra IV-S ( analog )
Chapter 23: The new recording hot-rod -- the Nagra V (digital)
Glossary of Terms
Audio-DVD Companion

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The Practical Art Of Motion Picture Sound, 3rd Edition
Publisher: Focal Press
Pages: 592
ISBN: 978-0-240-80865-9

 

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