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Introduction to the Sound Track

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Contributed By Glen Berry

  1. Movies are 50% Sound
  2. Sound Tracks contain Four Elements
  3. Music is Emotionally Critical

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  • The difference between a student film and an independent film is good sound.
  • A sound track contains four elements: dialogue, narration, sound effects and music.
  • The importance of music to the emotional impact of your film is grossly disproportionate to the relative investment of time and money. Do not take your music lightly or treat it as an afterthought.
Introduction to the Sound Track
An introduction to the elements of the sound track and the composition of each.
Post Sound Workflow
Steps in the post production audio process and the roles involved with each step.
Sound Design and Effects
The role of the sound designer, different types of effects and their usage in the effects track.
Music and the Short Film
How to obtain the right music for your piece, the importance of a score designed around cues, sample based music and working with a composer.