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Forum: Newbies 02-12-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By Alcove Audio
Here's a basic "reading list" for you to get...

Here's a basic "reading list" for you to get started with audio post.

Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures - John Purcell
The Foley Grail - Vanessa Ament
The Sound Effects Bible - Ric Viers
The...
Forum: Newbies 02-10-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By Alcove Audio
It was what all the bands playing at high school...

It was what all the bands playing at high school dances used (I graduated high school in 1976 - DAMN!!! I'm getting old!!!!!). I saw them used in concert footage. I talked to the older siblings of...
Forum: Newbies 02-10-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By Alcove Audio
No, I'm saying certain pieces of gear will have a...

No, I'm saying certain pieces of gear will have a decent resale value, I never used the word "great." And it's not the price range, it is the specific piece of equipment. The Shure SM-58 (to use my...
Forum: Newbies 02-10-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By Alcove Audio
To sum up on this line of thinking… As I...

To sum up on this line of thinking…


As I mentioned in a previous post my microphone collection has a very nice resale value. My 40 year old Shure SM-58, which cost me about $75 back then, sells...
Forum: Newbies 02-07-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By Alcove Audio
When it comes to production sound consistency is...

When it comes to production sound consistency is when the boom-op keeps the mic properly aimed at all times. Production sound is extremely easy to get wrong; that's one reason so many experienced...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Alcove Audio
The differences are the quality of the cabling...

The differences are the quality of the cabling and the connectors.

I'm partial to Pro Co cables. I've been using them for a very long time and have no complaints. That's not to say that other...
Forum: Newbies 02-05-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By Alcove Audio
Watch silent films. Check out the pre-"Toy...

Watch silent films. Check out the pre-"Toy Story" Pixar shorts (all with no dialog) and Wall-E (which has limited dialog). Check out YouTube for videos on Sound Design. Ben Burtt, Randy Thom,...
Forum: Newbies 02-05-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By Alcove Audio
Okay, let's all step back for a moment. You...

Okay, let's all step back for a moment.

You have to understand, Pizza, and I'm sure that it's painfully obvious, that directorik, indietalk and Sweetie are passionate about audio. From our...
Forum: Pre-Production 02-04-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Alcove Audio
I worked on a feature a while back called "Trail...

I worked on a feature a while back called "Trail Park."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399102/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

One driving scene was done on the road in a moving vehicle. It looked fine, but the...
Forum: Newbies 02-03-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By Alcove Audio
That's because, as we have pointed out, a quality...

That's because, as we have pointed out, a quality mic will last for years. Studio engineers at the "big" studios bid furiously for mics that were made in the 30's, 40's and 50's.



A mic...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Alcove Audio
I think you mean the Zoom H6; it's a popular...

I think you mean the Zoom H6; it's a popular piece of gear recently.

You didn't specify which Sound Devices mixer; some of them can do extensive routing.



Never heard of the Sennheiser C2;...
Forum: Newbies 02-02-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By Alcove Audio
A microphone of even reasonable quality can last...

A microphone of even reasonable quality can last for many, many years. I was a working musician for almost 25 years. I have a Shure SM-58 that is over 40 years old (high school!) and still sounds...
Forum: Newbies 02-01-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By Alcove Audio
Filmmaking is the art of the invisible; if...

Filmmaking is the art of the invisible; if anybody notices your work you haven't done your job correctly.
Forum: The Lounge 02-01-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,014
Posted By Alcove Audio
Orange/peach juice.

Orange/peach juice.
Forum: Newbies 02-01-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By Alcove Audio
Okay, I'll explain my thinking a bit. Most...

Okay, I'll explain my thinking a bit.

Most of the beginners here on IndieTalk have aspirations of making quality low/no/mini/micro budget projects and beyond. So when buying gear you're making an...
Forum: Newbies 01-31-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By Alcove Audio
Okay, the first thing you need to realize is that...

Okay, the first thing you need to realize is that sound-for-picture is not a one step process, i.e. recording all sounds on the set.

All that should be recorded during production is the dialog. ...
Forum: Pre-Production 01-30-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Alcove Audio
Be sure that your Foley friend is in...

Be sure that your Foley friend is in communication with your SD/SSE. Foley can be EXTREMELY difficult to get right, and is especially important if you have any ADR.



You may want to consider a...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-22-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Alcove Audio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGVSVOTgS2Q&list=P...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGVSVOTgS2Q&list=PLAa1Vf-h5to9Jg6KlC6h4Zflvu1mfmP5F
Forum: Tech Help 01-13-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Alcove Audio
I take it from your post you want to do a "music...

I take it from your post you want to do a "music video" of you playing the guitar and singing.

Recording music live or in a recording studio is very different than doing production sound or audio...
Forum: The Lounge 01-12-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Alcove Audio
http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/6d/6d17fd19c96386e6350...

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/6d/6d17fd19c96386e63506950f13c5b449140bed1f545902e814ca6f9f4bb03bf0.jpg
Forum: The Lounge 01-11-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,827
Posted By Alcove Audio
Supposedly Alfred Hitchcock himself hated...

Supposedly Alfred Hitchcock himself hated production - he had already seen the film in his head, and making the film was donkeywork so everyone else could see it.
Forum: Welcome! 01-10-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Alcove Audio
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GIscROmHdos/Ui27pTfDyrI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GIscROmHdos/Ui27pTfDyrI/AAAAAAAAABs/DReH-ojq--s/s1600/welcome-1.gif

Your project will only look as good as it sounds, because
"Sound is half of the experience"

If...
Forum: Newbies 01-08-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By Alcove Audio
Discipline is the key to any successful endeavor....

Discipline is the key to any successful endeavor.

Write EVERY DAY. It doesn't matter if it's good or bad.

When I was a teen my dad was (unusually) home one day while I was practicing piano. I...
Forum: Welcome! 01-06-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Alcove Audio
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GIscROmHdos/Ui27pTfDyrI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GIscROmHdos/Ui27pTfDyrI/AAAAAAAAABs/DReH-ojq--s/s1600/welcome-1.gif

Your project will only look as good as it sounds, because
"Sound is half of the experience"

If...
Forum: Indie 01-02-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By Alcove Audio
Drumming up more work for my studio.

Drumming up more work for my studio.
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