Whilst we spent time and brain cells to cut off air conditioned from a lot of recordings, some weeks ago, in the studio, my friend and owner at the place – João Azevedo – was looking at the air conditioned tube for the tenth time and saying ‘we should record this sometime. I’m sure that […]
Get more bored. Pick an interesting raw recording you have, split it into different frequency zones to get the better parts of it, modulate the tracks with tools that may add some movement and / or melodic flavour, do random but reasonable automations with those, send to delays, reverbs routed to different EQ’s, etc. Force […]
LAW OF TWO-AND-A-HALF (Walter Murch) Which sound designer hasn’t tried to sync a lot of the same objects in a scene to conclude it turned out to be a mess? I did once with a visual effects shot in which dozens of light beams graciously flew out of a body in less than 3 seconds. […]
It should be maybe my first post, but here it goes and, as all the others, it will be subject to upgrade once in a while. Here, I post links for the full interviews and quote the most related topic for quick access. I am always looking forward for new creative ways to approach a […]
If we think about it… in most cases it all converges to, and probably all depends upon the punch / kick in a scene, just after it. Chion had made a valid point when he stated that such a short-in-time sound is easier to be marked, on our own conscience, on shape and timber. And, in […]
Michel Chion, on his book Audiovision, considers two approaches regarding sonic flow related to image. One is the Internal Logic with which we assist to an organic chaining development between picture and sound. Even though the images are not in the chronological order of what we can relate them to in this film, I found […]
An extremely interesting insight of the state of the art in 1928 regarding the movie industry, from the eyes and ears of recently hired sound technician in the sound department at the United Artists movie studio.
There is a curious reluctance from the overall production about including sound in the new movies, which ends up to be understandable due to the limitations and overall inexperience on the sound matter. Everything was new.
It’s a hilarious reading!