Category Archives: Sound Design

Sound localisation and Achieving a sense of distance and depth within a film soundtrack

Using a selection of mixing tools it is possible to forge a sense of distance and depth within a Post-Production sound mix. EQ Positioning of an object emitting sound on screen in relation to the camera needs to be paid attention … Continue reading

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Stereo Panning Method

When it came to panning sound effects created for the Big Buck Bunny soundtrack I felt it was important that the soundfield appear relatively expansive, therefore the full amplitude-panning range was utilised within Pro Tools. Also, because of the rural environments … Continue reading

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Video Clips Chosen for Subjective Testing

In the time since my last post much progress has been made. The stereo mix is finished and the design for the subjective testing phase is well on the way. In this post I will reveal the video clips from … Continue reading

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Which reverb?!

This was a question that for a while completely stumped me whilst mixing my soundtrack for BBB. I had never worked on a film set in the outdoors and with only one previous Post-Production work to my name which was set … Continue reading

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The creation of BBB background ambience part 2

As touched upon in the previous post, the ambience track needed several adjustments to make sure it functioned correctly. The main issues to contend with were: Unwanted noises, including clips and pops Relatively high noise floor Here I will demonstrate … Continue reading

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The creation of BBB background ambience part 1

As described in my previous Location Recording post, I collected a variety of sounds from Macclesfield Forest, including natural ambience to use as a backdrop for action on screen. There are two environments used for the duration of the film: an idyllic open grassy field, … Continue reading

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Big Buck Bunny – List of sounds and explanation of Foley

As mentioned in the previous post, Foley recording was the most relied upon and therefore important method of Post Production utilised in the realisation of the soundtrack for Big Buck Bunny. All sounds were recorded at home in my home … Continue reading

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