Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I've decided to jump ship to Wordpress....


Saturday, August 07, 2010

Sound Resources

I've decided to put together a post with links to and descriptions of resources that I think are useful for anyone interested in Post Production Sound. I'm sure I've missed quiet a few things and people, please let me know so I can add them.

Audio-Vision - Michel Chion - THE book on sound for film. It contains a perfect description of the medium, very theory heavy.

Sound Design - David Sonnenschein -  Great book that contains a lot of theory but also a lot of practical elements. Contains lots of interview snippets from contemporary films.

Film Sound - another collection of essays, edited by Elizabeth Weis and John Belton.

Sound Theory Sound Practice - A wonderful collection of essays about film sound, edited by Rick Altman.

FilmSound - online resource with information about pretty much everything to do with film sound, lots of interviews too.

Social Sound Design - Q&A forum with some really excellent discussion. Some theory, some techie, some practical topics. Friendly bunch of people too.

Soundworks Collection - interviews/making of's of recent films' sound teams.

DUC - Digi User Conference. Chat forum for all things ProTools. The usual mixture of nice people and complete idiots and some really interesting and useful information and a smattering of inane rubbish.

The Music of Sound - Tim Prebble's blog. Some really interesting stuff; how to's, links to some great short films, opinion. Tim also runs Hiss and Roar, prosumer sound effects libraries.

Designing Sound - Lots of interviews and How To's.
Noise Jockey - a great blog detailing Nathan's recording escapades. 

Chuck Russom - Chuck is a game sound designer. His blog covers his recordings. He also has ChuckRussomSFX where you can purchase and download some great sound libraries.

Chris Watson - sound recordist who specialises in nature recordings, the maker of some truly amazing recordings.

Misc Stuff
School of Sound - UK organisation dedicated to exploring film sound and music. They run workshops and seminars most years.
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - the workshop was setup to create sound and music for BBC programmes in 1958. A legendary group of people. Responsible for the original Doctor Who theme. Facebook group can be found here.

Bournemouth University Media School - the place I did my MA in Sound Design for the Screen.

National Film & Television School - Title says it all, they run a course in Sound Design too.

The Soundtrack - journal for sound and music for film. The New Soundtrack - same people same idea.