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have been the sound designer and feature voice
over talent and for a number of film, radio, and
TV programs produced by:
The Adventure TV Network
Gorilla Film and Video Productions
Sheena Metal Productions
Ave Vox Entertainment Group
Design is one of my all-time favorite things to
Sound is very much like clay -- you can do anything
you want with it. You can read more about my take
on sound from a music Producer's perspective in
my Music Connection
feature article interview.
Design is similiar to Music Production, but rather
than writing, arranging and mixing music tracks,
Sound Design is all about creating perceived
sounds. We think something should sound a
certain way, but it usually doesn't in real life,
so it's up to the Sound Designer to create and
record the desired perceived sound effect.
you watch a movie, the sound canvass can make
or break a scene. How many times have you squirmed
in your seat when the sound of a knife
cutting flesh hits your ears?
not to bust the myth, but that sound wasn't created
by a knife actually cutting flesh. The sound effect
is a process called Foley, named after a guy,
"Foley", who spearheaded the art of
creating a "perceived sound".
words, what you're seeing as a knife cutting
flesh, is actually the sound of somone
squeezing peeled, whole oranges, while stabbing
a shovel into wet sand. At least -- that's how
I've done it.