Getting Started With Sound Design Do you dream of recording and mixing audio for film? Maybe you do film shorts on a local level with other creatives and are looking to improve your sound design you should consider some of these resources. It can help to broaden your horizons, as well as being able to create other pathways into the film industry that you may have never considered before. Even looking at online resources, like Friends in Film, can help you to navigate the wonders of sound in your filmmaking journey and how you can incorporate these skills into a professional workplace upon completion. If you’re a beginner, it’s definitely a good place to start to get your career started. Depending on the end goal, you can use stock audio files through an online subscription platform like Audioblocks. The other thing to consider is purchasing a DAW that allows you to score the audio to the video, and gives you a frame by frame look at the video for recording foley. Foley artists recreate the realistic ambient sounds that the film portrays. The props and sets of a film often do not react the same way acoustically as their real life counterparts. Foley sounds are used to enhance the auditory experience of the movie. Foley can also be used to cover up unwanted sounds captured on the set of a movie during filming, such as overflying airplanes or passing traffic. For this I would highly consider an industry standard like Pro Tools. In addition to the sound effects and background music you may need to create a custom audio file for a trailer or radio spot. Having access to a recording studio and studio musicians is a major plus. There are other platforms online that can also give you access to musicians on an hourly basis or a per project basis. Many sound designers prefer to do it all themselves, especially with home studios being so accessible. If you have never played an instrument before, you can take music lessons through various learning platforms like Lynda.com. You can take vocal lessons, guitar lessons, and online bass lessons from very reliable sources for an affordable rate. No matter your preference, the ability to obtain audio files to use with your film project is a must for any producer. You may be the do it yourself producer/engineer or you may be the technical type that is great behind the boards but have never picked up an instrument in your life. If that’s the case then even taking lessons is probably out of the question for you. Give it time and you will figure it out.
We aim to produce images that are outside the “3d architectural visualization” category. Our focus is on creating a unique overall feeling in the image, instead of forcefully instructing the viewer in what to think and feel about the project. A Mir image gives space for an individual experience. 1.Natural light We want to create images that humans instinctively relate to and connect with. Manipulating away shadows or faking light can backfire and result in images that feel “disguisive” and unnatural. 2.Unforced process Strawberry cake and T-bone steak are both good things, but it is not a given that they work together in a dish. Camera angle, lighting, colour, and composition are the key ingredients that together make up the foundation of an image. A poor foundation cannot be saved with flares, fog and effects. 3. Thoughtful use of markers Images that over instruct the viewer what to think and feel about the project can be unappetizing. We keep things natural and palatable by questioning the use of any symbolic markers such as “Kids with Balloons” or “Trendy Shopping Girls”.
Form Us With Love recently created the Nest Collection for +Halle. The series provides an unpronounced divider to the traditional lounge area, by simply creating layers of both high and low seating. The heights offers a sense of privacy, whilst maintaining the comfort of a relaxed armchair.
Archtober is accepting nominations for projects to be included in New York City’s month-long festival of architecture and design. Each day in October 2016, the event will feature a Building of the Day as a noon-time, architect-led tour. Building of the Day tours are the centerpiece of Archtober. With the goal of making exemplary architecture and the work of architects more accessible to the general public, the lunchtime tours, led by the project’s architect, generate international publicity and provide a platform for engagement in important issues in the New York City built environment. The building can be located in any of the five boroughs of New York City and does not need to be a recently completed project. The building must be available for a lunchtime tour during October 2016. The building should be nominated by the architect, who is responsible for clearing the copyrights of the images submitted. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 29.
L A M P (Lighting Architecture Movement Project) is calling for entries for its fourth annual international lighting design competition. The competition challenges designers to approach their light fixtures with the guidance of a singular word. This year’s theme is Cosmic. There are three categories for submission: student, emerging, and established designers. Submissions will open on June 1st and close on August 15th, 2016.
Serving as an architectural primer to the streets of the capital from an architect's point of view, Buildings of London leads the reader on a journey around the city through the evocative paintings of architect Roger FitzGerald, combining his keen eye for detail and construction with a fascination for discovery 1.