Noise libraries

In addition to the noises specially recorded in the studio, sounds from noise libraries are often used in video production. There are a lot of such collections. Here are some of them: Sound Ideas Series, Warner Bros Sound Effects Library, The Universal Studios Sound Effects Library and so on. Noise libraries include collections of sound … Read more

Formation of a spatial picture using noise

In the practice of sound recording and filmmaking, a lot of techniques have been accumulated for “sound stationing”, that is, spatial application of sound. One example is the technique of recording music by several microphones simultaneously. To create a spatial sound picture, you can use sounds that differ not only in pitch, volume, and timbre … Read more

Synchronization of background noises

Synchronization of background noises. Background noises, as the name suggests, are intended to convey information about the environment. Background noises itself represent audio textures such as the rustle of foliage, traffic sound of an international highway, or urban background.

Types of noises

Depending on how the noises are combined with the image they are divided into intraframe and offscreen. Synchronization is required as a rule only for intraframe noises. The process of recording and editing differs in both types of noises.

If an action takes place on the screen, other noises may sound in the background. Such noises would be called second-order noises. In most cases, second-order background noises do not require synchronization.

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Recording of cinematic noise

It is unlikely that anyone in the world of cinema is not familiar with the name of Jack Foley. His contribution to the art of making films is that he drew attention to sounds that were previously considered secondary. Film producers realized that with the using of noise such as the sound of footsteps, rustling … Read more

Sound Effects for Video Scoring. Which are best suited?

Sound effects are usually created artificially, not always though. There are many opportunities to create unique and new cinematic noise based on natural sounds by processing them with analog and digital tools.

The synthesizers give the maximum effect when you need to create something new non-standard. Despite the fact that for many years, sound producers have come up with a huge number of effects, it is unlikely that a crisis is possible in this area.

Hardware and Software for sound production

Hardware and especially software for sound production are constantly being improved. This gives musicians and composers new opportunities, opens new horizons. The developers are working on the technological software that will allow them to easily manage sound production. With the high-tech hardware and software, it will become easier for the producers to assure that they will get the best quality sound every time they are working on the project. They cannot compromise with the quality of the sound and that is why producers assure to invest in the latest software that is available in the market.

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In what cases cinematic noises should be connected with an image?

The appearance of cinematic noise simultaneously with the image of its source is artistically expedient in all cases where it supplements this image. Sound gives the video a new level and is actively included in the formation of the picture in accordance with the scenario.

For example, the viewer hears a completely new sound that was previously unknown. This situation is typical of fantastic films and horrors. An alien, machine or a cartoon non-human character makes a sound. If a viewer does not see the source of the noise, he (or she) will not understand what is happening on the screen.

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