Deadlines are an integral part of the film industry. We need to be creative, make smart choices, manage efficiently and make the client happy while making ourselves happy, all in that span of time that we get starting from when we receive the project to the day we deliver. That time is never enough for us to keep refining and polishing our work, but we can ensure we make some workflow tweaks so we save time not doing repetitive or preliminary technical tasks that could otherwise be automated.Continue reading
This is an instrument I recently made and have been using it a lot to create textures for a sci-fi film I’m currently working on. I’ve made this available as a free download for anyone to use.Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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.