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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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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A Step Towards Sound Design

But what really is Sound Design? How would we define Sound Design when it comes to the film/tv/games discipline? Most people would just think of it aesthetically as a collection of sounds in space, which is true to an extent. But then whats the design in this?

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