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Soundtrack Success, A Digital Storyteller's Guide to Audio Post-Production

Soundtrack Success, A Digital Storyteller's Guide to Audio Post-Production

ISBN 13: 9781598632545

ISBN 10: 159863254X

Author: Jeffrey P. Fisher

Pages: 300

Published: 07/21/2011

Print Book Price: $39.99 Add to cart

eBook Price: $19.24 Add to cart

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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.
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  • 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.
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.
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Table of Contents
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.
Sample Chapters