Scott Hirsch compares older methods of analog sound design editing with current conventions after the digital revolution.
- [Instructor] Since we're discussing…historical perspectives of sound design,…I want to take a moment to explore…the specific impact the Digital Revolution had…in the 1990s,…and explore how analog technologies…moved into the Digital Revolution.…Obviously it impacted visual editing…and many other aspects of filmmaking,…but let's check out how crafting a soundtrack changed…when the means of production went from analog to digital.…Audio was originally edited on magnetic film,…or reels of 35 mm wide tape that looked like film.…
When a film soundtrack is created in post-production,…it's made up of many independent discrete tracks,…and some contain dialogue and production sound,…some contain sound effects, some contain backgrounds,…some contain music, et cetera.…Every track had its own 35 mm magnetic strip…with sprocket holes to keep it in sync.…So, when you build this up over 24, 36, 72 tracks,…that's a lot of tape to manage.…It goes without saying, then, that editing sound…was very time intensive.…
Every time an edit was made,…
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