Hearing is a physical and analog process. High and low sound pressures hit a diaphragm that transduces those pressures to bones that goes to a … Continue Reading The Thing You’re Doing Wrong Listening to Compression
We spent 4 years of our lives in film school, and we learned a lot about telling stories. But the biggest thing film school never … Continue Reading Audio Is 80% of the Audience Impact
There’s a host of ways to balance dialog and make it sound great. Most all of the good ones are covered in the MZed Pro … Continue Reading 4 Reasons to Use a Compressor on Dialog
In this article I’m going to cover the specifics around what independent filmmakers need to know about the itemized portions of the cost of sound … Continue Reading The Unknown Secrets to Bidding and Budgeting Sound Post (You Don’t Know)
Folks say that sight is our most precious sense as human beings. While that may be true in every day life, I’d argue that unless … Continue Reading The 4 Quickest Ways to Lose Your Hearing
On both the Sound Advice Tour and in the Pro Member Education, I talk at great length about the importance of create a “basic grade” … Continue Reading How To: Create the Dialog Basic Grade
Unless you’ve watched the Record Volume of the Pro Member’s Education, you’ve probably recorded some dialog which has a good deal of background noise or … Continue Reading How To: Remove Noise in Adobe Audition from Dialog
Mixing a teaser for the internet is a process which takes much more than just putting faders to zero in your NLE and exporting – … Continue Reading How To Mix: Blade of Honor Teaser Mix: Internet, Dialog & Music (Stereo)
There’s nothing worse that getting into the mix and trying to make the ADR sound like the room the actors are in. Unless you have … Continue Reading Impulse Responses: Not Just For Breakfast Anymore
Sure. You spent four years in film school and learned a ton. Trouble is, many times film schools these days are more committed to taking … Continue Reading 4.5 Things You Learned Wrong In Film School
Mic bumps are the bane of recording regardless of the kind or make of microphone used. If you bump the mic during a take, you’ve … Continue Reading Fixing Mic Bumps in iZotope RX The Easy Way
After over a year of production on over 85 hours of education in every discipline of sound production Cinema Sound is rolling out the Third … Continue Reading Pro Member Education: Fix Volume Has Arrived!
I’ve had a few members ask me questions about live implementation of sound. While Cinema Sound is primarily a hub for filmmakers, every now then … Continue Reading Feedback: Friend or Foe?
If you’ve spent any time on the Cinema Sound website you know we use iZotope’s RX product like a religion. So does most of the … Continue Reading iZotope RX-6 Powerhouse Released – NAB 2017
This is the second part of this article. In this part we cover ADR, Editorial mixing and False Economy. #4: Doing ADR instead of Looping … Continue Reading 6 Things You Do Which Kill Post Production: Part 2
Production resources are precious. Post Production resources are even more so. Many independent productions fail to plan their post production expecting it to all just … Continue Reading 6 Things You Do Which Kill Post Production: Part 1