Cutting Backgrounds/Ambience for Film&TV

Times Square.

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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