Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Sweetening and hard effects, part of Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Video.
Remember that on the set location sound recordists are preoccupied with…recording the best dialog possible.…They're armed with very focused shotgun microphones that hone in on one area.…It makes sense then that the other production sounds, such as a door closing,…putting a glass down, or hanging up a telephone, will naturally be off access to…the microphones, and maybe a little dull.…Sweetening is the process of making these dull recordings come to life.…You can use sound effects to give dimension and weight to sonic events that were…recorded on the set but are a little flat sounding.…
Here we're going not sweeten the coffee cup sounds in this scene.…Let's watch the scene.…(paper shuffling) (coffee cup clinking)…(Character: Hi Charlie.)…So there are two sounds we're going to work on there.…He takes a sip of coffee, which we can barely hear, and he puts the cup down,…which we could make a little more exciting.…So I've dropped in some markers already to indicate where these two…sound effects need to go.…
- 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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