Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Processing tips for sound effects, part of Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Video.
In this movie we'll get started on a few ideas on how to generate our own sound…effects to create evocative and dramatic soundtracks.…One way of generating sound effects is to start with a conventional sound…already being used in the session as a catalyst to create a new sound.…The benefits of this is that the introduction of a new tone, or sound, is rooted…in the sound of the scene, so it's not too foreign, or out of place.…Here we have a transition that goes from motorcycle race into a hospital, then into a lake.…It's kind of a dreamy sequence, and we want to have an ominous tone run…throughout to bridge the three scenes.…
We're going to use the background ambience that's already laid in to stimulate…a heavy reverb, and we're going to print that reverb return effect back into Pro Tools.…The result will be an ominous sound effect that carries the scene.…So let's listen to the scene without any effects.…We're going to be just hearing the ambience now.…(ambient sounds)…(people shuffling and talking)…
- Understanding video formats, codecs, and timecode rates
- Importing OMFs and AAFs into Pro Tools
- Spotting film and using markers
- Using room tone
- Creating fades to smooth out audio edits
- Sweetening and hard effects
- Recording ADR and editing with VocALign LE
- Editing out plosives, crackles, and hums
- Mixing with automation and reverb
- Calibrating for 5.1 surround mixing and bass management
- Mastering delivery levels and dynamics
- Understanding the Audio Suite enhancements in Pro Tools 10
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 4/04/12. Can you tell me what changed?
A: This update was initiated when Avid released Pro Tools 10. It explains that this course can be taken with either Pro Tools 9 or 10 (the exercise files are compatible with both), and we also added movies that explore the enhanced clip-based gain and Audio Suite features in Pro Tools 10, both of which are useful when building a soundtrack.
1. Getting Ready to Build Audio for Video
2. Working with a Video Project
Exporting OMF and AAF files4m 49s
3. Getting into the Audio for Video Workflow
4. Working with Audio for Video
5. Recording to Picture
6. Learning Audio for Video Techniques
7. Mixing Audio for Video
8. Working in Surround
9. Preparing for Final Delivery
10. Backing Up and Archiving
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