Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn

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Being in the business of sound, we’re expected to develop a critical listening ability which is crucial to figure out issues or solve problems and focuses more on the ‘how’. Beyond this, we need to be patient and open our mind to the plethora of knowledge and material around us. Considering the fact that we spend most of our time listening, we should be good listeners! Going beyond the technicalities, we now need to delve in the emotional and start developing our analytical listening skills and concentrate on the ‘why’ aspect.
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Creating Emotions with Sound

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Sound has long been a tool to convey emotion, be it in theatre or cinema. Now with the advent of video games and super powerful consoles {PS4 FTW!}, games have so much more content. For games like Call of Duty, the background scores last for as long as 50 hours+ and there are endless effects and backgrounds that keep on evolving and are very dynamic throughout the game. Sound has come about to become an equal part of media making, forming half of the storytelling process. Continue reading

Sound Review: Lone Survivor

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I don’t really get time these days to watch a lot of movies and I’ve had a lot of things on my hands lately. Nevertheless, I took out some time recently to watch this masterpiece of a movie. The way its shot and the way it sounds is just awesome. This is one of those movies where you will listen to the sound scape and learn how much it actually helps in creating a mood during the movie. I can think of no other way the sound in this movie could have been presented.

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