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Sound for Film and Television

  • Author: Tomlinson Holman
  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press: 2010
  • ISBN: 9780240813301
Sound for Film and Television, Third Edition provides a thorough introduction to the fascinating field of recording, editing, mixing, and exhibiting film and television sound. It strikes a fine balance between aesthetic and technical content, combining theory and practice to approach sound as both an art and a science. This new edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest advances in HD technology, new hardware and software systems, new distribution methods, wireless sound capture, and more. Also, analog-related content has been reduced and transferred to the chapters covering historical techniques. Sections on troubleshooting and FAQs have been added to help you avoid common pitfalls in sound production. Written by one of Hollywood's leading sound experts, Sound for Film and Television provides a solid grounding in all aspects of the sound process. Basic principles are presented with illustrations demonstrating how they affect the day-to-day activities on a film or television set, in the editing room, and in the mix room.

The accompanying audio DVD will be revamped to include more practical, real-world examples that demonstrate key concepts presented in the book.

  • The only text to present sound design as both an art and a science
  • Accompanying audio DVD contains examples demonstrating key concepts
  • Bridges the gap between production books and design engineering books
  • Pages: 262
  • Trim: 8.5 x 10.875
  • Format: Paperback

Contents Preface; Introduction; Objective Sound; Psychoacoustics; Audio Fundamentals; MicrophonesTechnicalities; Handling the Output of Microphones; Production Sound Mixing; Sync, Sank, Sunk; Transfers; Sound Design; Editing; Mixing; Recording; Synchronization; From Print Masters to Exploitation; Transfers; Editing; Mixing; From Print Masters to Exhibition;Working with Decibels; Filmography; The Eleven Commandments of Film Sound; Bibliography; Glossary; Index; About the Author; Companion Website Page; Instructions for Accompanying DVD
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