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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Cutting Backgrounds/Ambience for Film&TV

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Backgrounds are an integral part of a film’s sound scape. They provide that sense of being there, if you know what I mean. It’s some sort of psycho-auditory {totally made up!} response that the backgrounds create in human being that creates an illusion of being in a particular location as shown through the visual content. In simple terms, its creates a feel of the shown location for the audience. Correct sound selection can make a lot of difference between good and bad backgrounds. I will explain the techniques and tips I use while cutting backgrounds for films. The same techniques can be adapted for use in television and games.

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