Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound
Focal Press – 2012 – 670 pages
Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 4th edition relies on the professional experience of the author and other top sound craftspeople to provide a comprehensive explanation of film sound, including mixing, dubbing, workflow, budgeting, and digital audio techniques. Practically grounded with real-world stories from the trenches throughout, the book also provides relevant technical data, as well as an appreciation of all the processes involved in creating optimal motion picture sound.
New to this edition are exclusive sound artist lessons from the field (including 2 new production cases studies), including insight from craftspeople who have worked on the latest Harry Potter and Batman films. All technological changes have been updated to reflect the most current systems.
**Due to a manufacturing error, the Yewdall Sound FX Library is not available on the DVD included with the book. Please visit the book's website, www.focalpress.com/cw/yewdall to download the full library.**
"Written for 'everyone interested in sound,' Yewdall, a veteran of over 140 theatrical motion pictures, covers all aspects of motion picture sound engineering, art, and design. The book is full of commonsense advice garnered from years of working in the industry illustrated with entertaining and educational anecdotes and supplemented with stories from and about other professionals in the field. Yewdall's commonsense approach extends from the technical to the artistic aspects of recording and mixing. He describes the craft and explains the roles of professional roles in Hollywood sound design, from the dialog editor to the composer to Foley artists. He covers hardware, software, best practices, and offers cautionary notes. Illustrations help clarify and demonstrate concepts. The included DVD contains over 1,000 sound effect audio files available for license-free use."--SciTech Book News
The Empowerment of Sound; Our Amateur Beginnings; The Passing of a Tradition and Coming of Age; Success or Failure; The Challenging Battlefield of Production; From the Set to the Laboratory; Picture Editorial and the Use of the Sound Medium; Temp Dubs and Test Screenings; Spotting the Picture for Sound and Music; Custom Recording Sound Effects; The Sound Librarian; Sound Design; Sound Editorial; Dialogue Editors; ADR and Looping; Foley; Nonlinear; The Music Composer; The Re-Recording Stage; Emerging Technologies; The Venerable Nagra