Sound for Film and Television

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 12, 2012 - Performing Arts - 262 pages
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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 contains more than 50 tracks that demonstrate practical, real-world examples of key concepts presented in the book.

A companion Web site provides further resources and information:

http://booksite.focalpress.com/companion/Holman/SoundforFilmandTelevision/

Please use the access code located in the beginning of the book to register for access to the Web site.

 

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Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Chapter Objective Sound
Room Acoustics
Chapter Psychoacoustics
EqualLoudness Curves Whats WrongWith theDecibelMagnitude Scaling
Influence ofSight onSpeech Intelligibility
Linear Versus Nonlinear
Speaker Level Level Comparison Analog Interconnections
Other Technical Activities in Production
The European Alternative
Synchronizers
Chapter Sound Design
Example Of Sound Design Evolution
Television Sitcom Documentary and Reality Production
Chapter Mixing
Introduction

Chapter Capturing Sound
Microphone TechniqueMono Distance Effect Microphone Directionality
Microphone TechniqueStereo
Recommendations
Initial Setup
Level Setting Coverage
Working with Decibels
Headroom and Noise
Index
Auditory Pattern and Object Perception
The Companion Website
Copyright

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Tomlinson Holman is President of TMH Corporation and one of the prominent figures in audio today. He is widely known for his development of new products and processes in the field of audio and video, including the THX Sound System, Home THX (with his patents licensed to more than 45 companies), and the THX Digital Mastering program developed while he was Corporate Technical Director at Lucasfilm, Ltd. He has won career achievement awards from CAS and the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association. Mr. Holman is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society, the British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. He is Co-Chairman of the Audio Engineering Society Task Force on High-Capacity Audio.
Tomlinson Holman is President of TMH Corporation and one of the prominent figures in audio today. He is widely known for his development of new products and processes in the field of audio and video, including the THX Sound System, Home THX (with his patents licensed to more than 45 companies), and the THX Digital Mastering program developed while he was Corporate Technical Director at Lucasfilm, Ltd. He has won career achievement awards from CAS and the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association. Mr. Holman is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society, the British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. He is Co-Chairman of the Audio Engineering Society Task Force on High-Capacity Audio.

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