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Sound Man - An Introduction to the Art, Science and Business of Location Sound by Richard Patton
Sound Man - An Introduction to the Art, Science and Business of Location Sound
by Richard Patton
Sound Man is a life-experience download from a filmmaker / technician who spent 40 years making and working on movies. Rick Patton worked on just about every kind of movie ever made, from student films to major Studio features. He traveled the world shooting documentaries with the National Film Board of Canada, worked on Avant Garde Underground films, TV series, Commercials, and major theatrical releases like “Happy Gilmore” and “Seven Years in Tibet”. His sound mixing credits run well into the 100’s of titles. Sound Man is aimed primarily at students and technicians in the early stages of their careers in film and video production, but may also provide some laughs for seasoned Pro’s.
Playback
Playback
by Jim Malloy

Whether you are a professional recording engineer or simply fascinated with some of the most important events in recorded entertainment, this personal account of Jim Malloy's 36-year career in music, television and movie recording is a must-have.

With beginnings at California's Radio Recorders in 1956 (still using wax lathes to cut 78rpm records), Malloy, then an aspiring electronics engineer, was destined to become a common thread for an amazing list of performers and entertainment events. From Elvis Presley to Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra to Henry Mancini, Bing Crosby to Duke Ellington, and The Johnny Cash TV Show to The Pink Panther, Playback embellishes these colorful names through Malloy's personal experiences of influencing and witnessing what is now revered history.

5.1 Channel Surround Sound: Up and Running
5.1 Channel Surround Sound: Up and Running
by Tomlinson Holman
Holman talks about the specifics of the five channel low frequency enhancement audio environment, covering monitoring systems, loudspeakers, room acoustics, bass management, mixing, microphone and recording techniques, and delivery formats.
Audio for Television
Audio for Television
by John Watkinson
Covers sound and hearing, microphones and loudspeakers, stereophony, analog and digital audio signals, recording, and routing and transmission.
Audio Postproduction for Digital Video
Audio Postproduction for Digital Video
by Jay Rose
This work features software agnostic tutorials and "cookbook recipes" for each phase of post-audio processing. The author begins with a section of FAQs from readers of the author's magazine column. Every aspect of post-production is included, from getting the tracks into the computer, to "fixing and mixing", and finally dealing with details of compression and streaming. The companion audio CD contains diagnostics, tutorial tracks, and demonstrations.
Broadcast Technology Update: Production and Transmission
Broadcast Technology Update: Production and Transmission
by August E. Grant
This book is an excellent place to begin to understand the industry's change from analog to digital broadcasting. Each chapter gives a brief history of the technology it is discussing and moves on to what the industry is using today, and in some cases, what can be expected in the future. The terms used are simple and easy to understand. One of the best things about this book is the associated web site which discusses new technology that has come to the market since the book's publication.
Digital Television Fundamentals: Design and Installation of Video and Audio Systems
Digital Television Fundamentals: Design and Installation of Video and Audio Systems
by Michael Robin
This engineering-level guide shows television and broadcast engineers how to assure equipment compatibility in analog, digital, or mixed systems, meet relevant standards requirements, and measure performance in audio and video equipment. Chapters on data multiplexing, compression, signal processing, and multimedia clarify the complexities of digital television in terms that digital novices will readily grasp.
Digital Video and Audio Compression
Digital Video and Audio Compression
by Stephen J. Solari
This one-of-a-kind reference source provides state-of-the-art guidance on the application and performance requirements for the compression of digital video and audio. The book examines all existing and emerging standards, as well as the trade-offs between technical performance and market considerations. Written in a clear, accessible manner, this valuable working tool first explains what video and audio compression is all about-and why it is done digitally.
Digital Video for Dummies
Digital Video for Dummies
by Martin Doucette
A great guide to digital video production and one of the best-organized and most authoritative books in the Dummies series. Author Martin Doucette eloquently shares his experience in capturing moving images on videotape, converting the recorded images for editing on a personal computer, and manipulating them to yield maximum effect when presented to a viewer. Throughout, the book features the kind of advice only an experienced professional could deliver--stuff that will be extraordinarily valuable to anyone preparing digital video for use in a game, training aid, sales tool, Web site, or other multimedia genre.

Topics covered: Preparing for video shoots, lighting, sound, scripting, capturing video to PC format, editing with Adobe Premiere, and adding effects with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects.
Film Production : The Complete Uncensored Guide to Filmmaking
Film Production : The Complete Uncensored Guide to Filmmaking
by Greg Merritt
From pre-production to principal photography to post-production distribution, script structure, dialogue, raising money, limited partnerships, scheduling and budgeting, cast and crew, production equipment, editing, scoring, and book cuts through the fluff and gives the reader real-world facts about producing and selling a motion picture.
LA 411
LA 411
by Debbie Hennessey (Editor) and Miranda Taylor (Editor)
The must-have directory the industry can't do business without! Over 9,000 qualified listings of production resources for shooting television commercials and videos in Southern California. There is simply no other resource like LA 411. Sections include: * Ad agencies * Production companies * Crew * Sets and stages * Camera and sound equipment * Location services and equipment * Grip and lighting equipment * Props and wardrobe * Support Services
Location Audio Simplified
Location Audio Simplified
by S. Dean Miles
Written by a professional location sound mixer with many years of experience, Location Audio Simplified details everything from picking the right locations for good audio to the use of mixers, booming, mixing techniques, wireless systems and audio for camera set ups. Many books cover certain aspects of recording but it is rare to find one that really doesn't leave holes in the coverage. If you are interested in location audio as a career or just need to brush up on techniques, you will find this book extremely helpful. This book covers more ground on location audio than any that we have seen.
NY 411
NY 411
by Debbie Hennessey (Editor), Miranda Taylor (Editor)
NY 411 is the professional resource directory for film and television production in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. With thousands of listings for everything needed to complete a film or video project, this compact, spiral-bound resource is indispensable for producers, directors, production coordinators and managers, freelancers and anyone else who works on film and video projects in the New York area.
On the Sensations of Tone
On the Sensations of Tone
by Herman Helmholtz
A classic tome on the intricacies of sound and hearing. You can impress your friends with this one!
Principles of Digital Audio
Principles of Digital Audio
by Ken Pohlmann
For those of you who want to sink your teeth into some meaty material about digital audio, this is the book. No audio engineer should be without it in this day and age. It begins with the nuts and bolts of digital, (i.e. binary code, encoding systems) in a friendly and readable style. For those seeking the more advanced information, there are chapters covering magneto-optical systems, Minidisc compression, etc. And when I say covering, I mean covering. At points, the math gets fairly intensive and a knowledge of calculus would be helpful. However, as a reference, the parts in English are well worth owning.
Principles of Digital Audio and Video
Principles of Digital Audio and Video
by Arch C. Luther
Arch Luther is one of the most authorities in this field, and in this comprehensive book he provides engineers with a firm grounding in digital technology for audio and video and shows how to apply it to various fields. Principles of Digital Audio and Video explains the underlying principles and practical applications of digital A/V, and shows where the technology is likely to take us into the next century. It provides the fundamentals for learning how to screen and select A/V system components, and how to choose the best design approaches for a particular system. This is a well organized reference which enables a clear understanding of many new and emerging issues relating to analog-digital conversion, video cameras, digital transmission and processing, compression, recording and storage, postproduction, and much more.
Producing Great Sound For Digital Video, 2nd Edition
Producing Great Sound For Digital Video, 2nd Edition
by Jay Rose
Make your video project sound as good as it looks. This book delivers proven solutions to specific problems throughout the entire process of creating engaging audio for digital video. Written by a Clio- and Emmy-winning sound designer, Producing Great Sound for Digital Video explains hundreds of real-world techniques you can use from pre-production through mix. You get how-tos, tips and time-savers, plus tutorials on key skills such as dialog and music editing.
Professional Microphone Techniques
Professional Microphone Techniques
by David Mills Huber
Describing the attributes and pros and cons of different types of microphones, and techniques of placement to get a desired effect. Comes with a CD that demonstrates different mics and mic placements. A valuable reference for anybody who records.
Sound and Recording: An Introduction
Sound and Recording: An Introduction
by Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick
This is an excellent introductory book or reference for the audio engineering field. While it covers the basics, there is also enough technical information in this book to jog the experienced engineer's memory. Within each chapter, there are subsections called "Fact Files". These are little blurbs that focus on a particularly important aspect of the chapter's subject matter. For instance, in the chapter about analog tape recording, Fact File 8.5 discusses magnetic reference levels. Both the authors are active in the music industry, therefore, the book is kept current with each new edition.
Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice, and Sound Effects in Cinema
Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice, and Sound Effects in Cinema
by David Sonnenschein
Sound for Film and Television
Sound for Film and Television
by Tomlinson Holman
In case you don't recognize the name, Tomlinson Holman is the man responsible for THX (The TH stands for Tomlinson Holman). This is probably the best book on the technical aspects of film sound. There is a CD that comes with the book that has a series of microphone tests. These tracks coincide with chapters discussing different effects that are much easier to hear than to convey in words. There are plenty of diagrams for those more visually oriented folks, and an exhaustive collection of tips for better recordings on site.
Sound for Picture: The Art of Sound Design in Film and Television (Mix Pro Audio Series)
Sound for Picture: The Art of Sound Design in Film and Television (Mix Pro Audio Series)
by Tom Kenny
Covers the details of assembling audio tracks for some of the highest-profile motion pictures of the 1990s.
Sound Reinforcement Handbook
Sound Reinforcement Handbook
by Gary Davis
Readers rave about this one. Covers every part of practical analog audio from sound, mics, preamps, mixers, loudspeakers, processors, cabling, test equip, MIDI, synchronization.
Sounds of Movies: Interviews with the Creators of Feature Sound Tracks
Sounds of Movies: Interviews with the Creators of Feature Sound Tracks
by Nicholas Pasquariello
A very readable collection of interviews with major production and post-production sound mixers discussing the details of their work on a great variety of movies from "Platoon" to "The Last Emperor" to "The Doors."
SPARS Time Code Primer
SPARS Time Code Primer
by The Society of Professional Audio Recording Services
The SPARS Time Code Primer is perfect for those who need a clear, concise reference when those pesky time code problems pop up or if you want to brush up on the latest techniques for interfacing different systems. This 72 page book was developed by SPARS members to help their employees quickly come to terms and work productively with time code. It is a practical book that spends little time on technology, and rather focuses on immediate, practical "how to" and troubleshooting material. It is used internationally for training by studios and as a textbook by numerous educational programs.
Sync Sound for DAT DV DVD
Sync Sound for DAT DV DVD
by Wolf Seeberg
New version of Wolf Seeberg's legendary book. From recording with a Nagra to the latest on 24P, this is the field recordist's bible -- a must in every sound library.
Synchronization: From Reel to Reel: A Complete Guide for the Sync of Audio, Film, and Video
Synchronization: From Reel to Reel: A Complete Guide for the Sync of Audio, Film, and Video
by Jeff Rona
The author explains in very clear language everything that goes on in the production of movies, TV and even record production from both a musical and technical point of view. The book shows step by step how to put together a system for locking together sequencers, tape machines and video. It also shows all the steps that go into making a movie, and how a composer gets involved. Recommended for composers, engineers, music editors, and anyone into post production.
The Art of Digital Audio
The Art of Digital Audio
by John Watkinson
Regarded as the classic in the field and no other books have yet appeared to compete with it. Now completely updated to reflect the enormous recent advances in the subject, this 3rd edition is even more comprehensive. More has been included on: audio in PCs, internet audio, DVD, compression/MPEG. Every subject is explained from first principles, because if the mechanism is understood it can be applied to many problems. This is an introductory book, a theory book, an applications book and a reference book all in one.
The Art of Mixing : A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production
The Art of Mixing : A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production
by David Gibson
Beginning to intermediate guide to studio mixing. Excellent tips on EQ, effects setting, and image placement.
The Filmmakers Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age
The Filmmakers Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age
by Steven Ascher
Completely revised and updated, this essential text now includes the latest information on digital age filmmaking, where the shifting boundaries between film, video, and computer systems have introduced a wide range of methods and equipment every filmmaker must master to be competitive. This comprehensive reference guide addresses the techniques necessary to make feature, documentary, industrial, and experimental films while detailing the possibilities and limitations of various formats. New chapters spotlight video camera and video editing, essential information for modern film students and makers who focus on video production exclusively.
The Master Handbook of Acoustics
The Master Handbook of Acoustics
by F. Alton Everest
A good resource for the audio buff who desires a quick and readable education on acoustical concepts and terminology. Complete coverage of the science of acoustics and the art of acoustic techniques including room resonances, reflection analysis, comb filters, and the design of audio/video rooms for almost any purpose on acoustical concepts and terminology.
The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound
The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound
by David L. Yewdall
The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound embraces the subject of sound for motion pictures and television productions with a dedicated emphasis on the art and application of the various techniques and philosophies. Told through interviews with the top sound craftsmen in the industry and firmly grounded in practical techniques, this book will provide real-life examples and relevant technical data, as well as an appreciation of all of the processes involved in creating motion picture sound. This book covers motion picture sound from the point of view of the key figures in the sound department on a set and describes the practices common in the industry today. The accompanying audio CD presents demonstration material, as well as a large library of sound effects, while numerous charts, illustrations, and photographs help to demonstrate techniques and industry practices.
The Speed of Sound : Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930
The Speed of Sound : Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930
by Scott Eyman
This very readable and entertaining book captures the tenor and the terror of the times, as panicked studio executives and theater owners made the investment in sound, huge stars underwent humiliating voice auditions, and technicians searched for ways to conceal microphones and otherwise adjust to the new technology.
The Studio
The Studio
by John Gregory Dunne
In 1967, John Gregory Dunne asked for unlimited access to the inner workings of Twentieth Century Fox. Miraculously, he got it. For one year Dunne went everywhere there was to go and talked to everyone worth talking to within the studio. He tracked every step of the creation of pictures like "Dr. Doolittle," "Planet of the Apes," and "The Boston Strangler." The result is a work of reportage that, thirty years later, may still be our most minutely observed and therefore most uproariously funny portrait of the motion picture business.
Timecode: A Users Guide
Timecode: A Users Guide
by J. D. Ratcliff
Ratcliff, a specialist in timecode, stereo sound, and digital audio operations, provides an introductory chapter on basic video and magnetic theory, followed by explanations of digital processing, and using timecode with recording formats, film, MIDI, as well as using timecode on location, and in linear and non-linear post-production. -- Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Video Demystified
Video Demystified
by Keith Jack
A guide to the intricacies of video-computer system design, covering the essentials of video standards and applications, design architectures, video processing requirements, color space conversion, digital encoding/decoding techniques, and video data compression/decompression standards.
Wire, Cable, and Fiber Optics for Video and Audio Engineers
Wire, Cable, and Fiber Optics for Video and Audio Engineers
by Stephen H. Lampen
This unique, one-stop guide focuses on the nuts and bolts of audio and video interconnection from a practical standpoint. It provides the information that will allow engineers and technicians to make intelligent tradeoffs between capacity, speed, and cost as they wire, design, and install modern media systems.