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Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, 4th Edition by Jay Rose

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CHAPTER 15

Sound Effects

 

 

image ROSE’S RULES

They’re called sound effects, not sound truths. They don’t have to follow real-world rules.

Sound effects can be the lowest-cost way to add a professional flavor to your video. But, like any other seasoning, it doesn’t make sense to add them until the other ingredients are in.

SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN

Just like music, sound effects have been a part of movies since the earliest silent blockbusters. Theater organs often included a “toy counter”—bells, bird whistles, car horns, ratchets, pieces of wood that slapped together (gun shots), sirens, and anything else that could be rigged to a button on ...

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