In this video, the workflow of a typical sound design project is explored. Scott talks about what goes into each phase, and when they occur during the life span of a video soundtrack.
- [Instructor] What is the common workflow for a soundtrack?…While there are always exceptions to the rules,…I'd like to walk us through a typical lifespan of sound…in a video or film project.…We'll follow the workflow of sound…starting with the production…and through the post-production stage…all the way to exhibition.…We start with location sound.…This is the sound that's captured on the set…as principle filming occurs.…It includes all the sound recorded on the set…or the location and most importantly, principle dialogue.…
But it's also important for sound recordists…to capture everything that they can on the set or location.…This includes ambiences, tones, wild sounds,…things that are just happening in the environment.…And when they're done they'll want to catalog…and archive everything by scene and take number,…so it can be retrieved later by the post-production team.…Next we have the picture editing stage.…At this stage a picture editor…will work with the director and producer…to select takes and build a sequence…
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