Sound for Film and Television, Third Edition provides a thorough introduction to the fascinating field of recording, editing, mixing, and exhibiting film and television sound. It strikes a fine balance between aesthetic and technical content, combining theory and practice to approach sound as both an art and a science. This new edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest advances in HD technology, new hardware and software systems, new distribution methods, wireless sound capture, and more. Also, analog-related content has been reduced and transferred to the chapters covering historical techniques. Sections on troubleshooting and FAQs have been added to help you avoid common pitfalls in sound production.
Written by one of Hollywood's leading sound experts, Sound for Film and Television provides a solid grounding in all aspects of the sound process. Basic principles are presented with illustrations demonstrating how they affect the day-to-day activities on a film or television set, in the editing room, and in the mix room.
The accompanying audio DVD will be revamped to include more practical, real-world examples that demonstrate key concepts presented in the book.
"The best overall technical introduction to film sound...As one would expect from the developer of the THX Sound System, among many other achievements, this book has a comprehensive approach and features one of the best introductions to psychoacoustics that you'll read anywhere."
- Larry Blake, Mix Magazine
"The book provides a fascinating and incredibly informative introduction to the world of film and television sound and is well recommended."- James Eade, Lighting and Sound International
The only text to present sound design as both an art and a science
Accompanying audio DVD contains examples demonstrating key concepts
Bridges the gap between production books and design engineering books ©2010, 262 page, Book & DVD.