In this video, three different soundtrack mixing styles are compared. Scott contrasts the styles of commercial, narrative, and documentary videos.
- [Narrator] Since we explored mixing for different delivery…formats I'd also like to touch briefly on stylistic…differences between three types of sound design projects,…commercial based sound design,…narrative based sound design,…and documentary sound design.…Let's compare the mixing aesthetics of these different…video styles, and I'll give you a few examples.…We'll start with the commercial project.…Now, for one, a commercial project's going to be a lot shorter…in length than other projects.…
Usually commercials are either 30's or 60's,…30 seconds long or 60 seconds long.…It's a pretty short amount of time to get across…a lot of sonic information.…One thing is that it's going to be a lot of non diegetic sound…involved in a commercial project.…You're going to be relying a lot on sound design elements,…wooshes, explosions, those types of sound design elements…that are going to enhance the image and the text…that often is part of a commercial project.…
Typically there will be a heavy voiceover track,…and by heavy I just mean often and quite loud,…
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