Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Mixing the audio, part of Video Post Production for Low-Budget Films.
- Sound for film is usually created in three stages.…First, we take what was recorded on set and clean it up.…Then, we add all the sound effects.…Foley, atmospheres, music, ADR,…and essentially build the soundscapes.…The third, and final stage, is combining all…of these assets into what is called the final mixdown.…With today's technology we could do…reasonably good sound mixes at home.…
But for more ambitious projects,…especially those intended for film festivals,…I would highly recommend working with a professional.…For our project the process was…very time consuming and very involved.…The first step was to adjust the dialogue…to the appropriate levels.…We then adjusted the dialogue perspective…to the environment.…In our case, an old house.…The next step was…to add sound effects and soundscapes…to help establish the emotional state of our character.…
- Now our goal is to take realistic sounds…and distort them a little bit to shape the characters...…- [Man] More than a little bit, like a lot.…- [Woman] More than a little, a lotta bit.…
Emmy-winning director Eduardo Angel knows filmmakers can be overwhelmed by the amount of post-production options. In this course, he takes you behind the scenes, sharing insights to help you maximize your post-production process while minimizing the impact to your budget. Eduardo focuses on the essential post-production steps and how to implement technical and creative solutions that help accomplish your vision. He shows you an entire post-production process, including planning, editing your film, working with a composer, adding audio, working with color, and distributing your project.
- Selecting an NLE (nonlinear editor)
- Preparing assets for editing
- Storing and backing up your files
- Evaluating scenes and takes to make selections
- Fine-tuning the edit
- Enhancing the story with audio
- Working with a composer
- Finishing the piece with color grading
- Distributing your project