Magical Amulet Build

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Magical Amulet Build

This week, I spoke with sound effects editor, Jessey, to take a look at a magical amulet build she created. You’re definitely going to want to check this one out!

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Boom Box Post Visits Ireland and England!

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Boom Box Post Visits Ireland and England!

This summer, Kate and I had an opportunity to travel to the UK to visit some animation studios in Dublin and give an industry talk in London. While in Ireland, we took traveled across the country and came back with some really great recordings. We’d like to share these with you as well as the video of our talk with the Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS). We hope you our very first Boom Box Post travelog!

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Glossary of Sound Effects - Part 3

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Glossary of Sound Effects - Part 3

In 2016, we did two very popular Glossary of Sound Effects posts. Learning keywords to use for your library can save you a ton of time. I thought it would be helpful to do a third post with a ton of new terms!

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Malfunctioning Robot!

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Malfunctioning Robot!

Doing blog posts on builds that our editors create is probably my favorite so I hope you enjoy this one! This week I got to sit down with sound effects editor, Peter, to check out a cool build that he did recently. Peter had a small breakfast robot that was malfunctioning to design. Let’s check it out!

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Boom Box Post at WAMCon Los Angeles: Sound for Picture

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Boom Box Post at WAMCon Los Angeles: Sound for Picture

We’ve all heard the old adage: be the change you want to see in the world. Jeff and I take this responsibility extremely seriously. We may only be one small studio in Burbank, CA, but we are doing our best to aid in the visibility of women as smart, capable, and creative audio professionals. We sleep well at night knowing that we are giving opportunities to deserving individuals and we’re doing it in an environment of respect and appreciation.

So you can see that taking part of WAMCon was a natural extension of our company ethos. We could not be more proud that they asked us to be part of it.

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Sweetening Foley

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Sweetening Foley

As an editor for digital foley, every so often I am asked to link sweeteners for footsteps. Sometimes the footstep and the sweeteners are combined, which is more common in shows that have been established; and other times I am asked to keep them separate, which gives the mixer more control over what is heard. Since having the footstep and sweetener combined can be done by just Solo-ing the patches in Kontakt, I’m going to be focusing on the latter.

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Building an Evil Creature!

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Building an Evil Creature!

This week, I sat down with sound effects editor, Greg, to get a look at an interesting build that he created. This build was different than anything he had done before so let’s check it out!

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Sound Design Researching

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Sound Design Researching

This week I sat down with sound effect editor, Brad, to get some helpful insight on a key aspect of being a sound editor… RESEARCH! This side of being an editor is often neglected. Editors often think that they can just figure it out with the library they have, but that is not always the case. Check out some examples and helpful tips below!

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The Basics of Vehicle Sound Editorial

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The Basics of Vehicle Sound Editorial

One of the most challenging sequences a sound editor can face is a car chase. Vehicles are tough. Even the most experienced designer can hit a wall when trying to make them work. This is by no means a complete guide, however, this primer should prove helpful for those looking to dip their toes into the wild world of vehicle sound editorial.

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Electric Science Project Fail

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Electric Science Project Fail

This week, I got some insight on a cool build that our sound effects editor, Natalia, made. Natalia is one of our newer editors (blog post to come about her) who we are lucky to have! The build is for a science project that failed. Check it out below!

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How To Search a Library

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How To Search a Library

This week I sat down with our supervising sound editor, Tess, to talk about an important topic she feels all sound editors could use a refresher about or learn about for the first time. What do you do if your sound library doesn’t have a specific sound you are looking for? Where do you start? Let’s dive right in!

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