One of our favorite home theater demos was the THX WOW! laser disc and DVD!
The "WOW!" sequence is the most important part of the disc: a large trailer containing scenes from Star Wars, ... More
Whether you’re an audio engineer, sound designer, musician, or avid music fan, chances are you have been around a couple of “audio guys.” They are quirky, know a ton about audio (usually) and all say similar things. We hate to stereotype ... More
Good sound and the right music can help your videos have a powerful and even emotional impact on your viewers. Learn why sound and music can dramatically alter your script. Learn tips to write clear ... More
Fans are already preparing themselves to be disappointed when Serial releases its final episode tomorrow, a fact that Funny or Die has captured ... More
A glorious montage celebrating outer space in film...there is sound in space!
Pro Sound Effects (http://www.prosoundeffects.com) is proud to announce our first Sound Design Spotlight interview featuring Ryan Billia from Rumble Audio in Brooklyn, NY.
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###The History of Sound at the Movies
The inclusion of sound at the movies was one of the most dramatic changes in all of film history. Dive into the early experiments of Edison trying to ... More
The high levels of noise pollution in New York City instigated the formation of a noise abatement commission. Steven explains how innovator Harvey Fletcher became part of this movement and created a roving 'noise laboratory' that measured the amount of sound on the streets of the city.
Noel Murray’s Keynote essay on Days Of Heaven addresses at length the difficulties Terrence Malick had in figuring out how (and whether) to use voiceover narration, before finally arriving at Linda Manz’s extemporized ... More
Editor and sound designer Walter Murch has some incredibly fascinating ideas on films and editing, most of which he outlines in his book In the Blink of an Eye. In it he proposes ... More
The Distortion of Sound is a documentary about the decline of sound quality and how technology has changed the way we listen to music. It will open your ears and inspire you to reach for richer, more soul-stirring ... More
Even though Martin Scorsese is famous for his use of music, one of his best traits is his deliberate and powerful use of silence. Take a glimpse at fifty years of this simple technique from one of cinema's ... More