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V.O. on the Go: Setups and Solutions for the Traveling Voice-Over Talent

by Bryant Falk With the continuing progression of technology in the recording industry, the 24-hour availability of voice over talent has almost become the rule rather than the exception. V.O. talent can be needed ‘anywhere’ in many ways. From a narrator in a drama or documentary, to a corporate industrial …

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Film Scoring Matters | “Music is one of the key components in conveying a story well.”

By Kristen Baum   Music is Key to Telling a Good Story Music is key to telling a good story because it can serve a variety of purposes: it can give information, it can help us feel—good, bad, safe, alarmed. It can be bright and varied or muted and tonal. …

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Using your recording tracks strategically: a multi-track workflow for location sound recording

By Fred Ginsburg CAS PhD   Today’s sound mixer or videographer has a choice of recording location audio to one or multiple recording tracks. In addition to being able to record sound “direct to video” — it is pretty much the norm to also record simultaneously to a dedicated audio …

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Hybrid Scores: The Quality of Sound, Choosing Sounds for Color,  and Beyond Orchestral Instruments

by Kristen Baum I frequently compose hybrid scores for the film projects I score. In several of my scores, I use sounds that aren’t traditional instruments. There are a variety of reasons for hybrid scores. Sometimes a project’s budget restrictions necessitate it. Other times, it can be chosen for the …

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