Scott dives deeper into active vs. passive listening of the sonic world of the video. He applies new terminology like frequency, dynamics, and timbre to the mix.
- [Instructor] Before we can understand how to build…a great soundtrack, we must first understand…how to listen to one.…What do I mean?…Aren't we all experts on film sound…since we've grown up watching…and therefore listening to films?…It turns out there are different ways of listening.…In this movie, we'll explore the concept…of active versus passive listening, and we'll take a look at…a bunch of tools and concepts that will allow us…to listen in a more informed way.…Let me pose a question.…Is hearing the same as listening?…More scientifically speaking, we can talk about this…in terms of active versus passive listening.…
Letting sound wash over you when you take in a movie…is our normal state.…It's different than thinking objectively about…what technical elements are making up the soundtrack…and how they are operating.…These FMRI brain scans showing the difference…of brain activity level between active and passive…illustrates this concept.…It's important to know that active listening is not natural.…It doesn't come naturally.…
Scott Hirsch starts with the basics, discussing the history and legacy of sound for film, and working through the core concepts and elements of a compelling sound design. Next, he takes you through a sound design workflow, highlights the different elements of a soundtrack, and shows professional examples of sound design in a few real-world projects. He also explores the future of the soundtrack, discussing the core concepts of immersive audio, as well as real-world applications of 3D audio.
- The history and legacy of sound for film
- The role of sound in visual media
- The elements of a soundtrack
- Following a sound design workflow
- Editing dialogue and producing sound
- The role of sound effects
- Mixing a soundtrack
- Exploring the future of sound for visual media
- Core concepts of immersive audio