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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 4th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter W. Rea

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Chapter 17

Sound Postproduction

A sound designer may cut dialogue, record music, perform Foley, edit the film, direct the film or perform any one of a hundred other jobs. But anybody who shapes sound, edits sound, or even considers sound when making a creative decision in another craft, is designing sound for the movie, and designing the movie for sound.

Randy Thom, Sound Designer

DIRECTOR

Sound Design

Sound on film came late to motion pictures (circa 1928), although many tried unsuccessfully to marry sound with pictures since the first film was projected in a Paris studio by the Lumiere brothers in 1895. Those who pioneered the medium never thought that watching a film without hearing what was on the screen was natural or creatively fulfilling. ...

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