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Designing Sound for Animation, 2nd Edition by Robin Beauchamp

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Chapter 5

Sound Effects (SFX)

Overview

Animation provides the sound editorial department with a silent backdrop from which to create a sonic world. Whether cutting hard effects, developing backgrounds, creating design elements, or recording Foley effects, the absence of production audio associated with live action film is often liberating. As with score, readily identifiable styles of FX and Foley have emerged that are associated with innovated sound designers, production companies, and animation genres. The use of sound effects for dramatic purposes can be traced back to ancient Greek theater. In the beginning of the twentieth century, Radio Theater became the primary outlet for storytelling. The techniques developed for Radio Theater would ...

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