Best 100 Posts #sounddesign #music #film

The existence of this blog is always dependent on the amount of free time & energy I have for it, accordingly it alternates between random links/videos & more in-depth articles, rants & tutorials.. But blogs being the way they are (ie chronological) its easy for valuable information to be lost into the ever growing archive where they simply won’t be found, other than by those with the patience & where-with-all to seek them out…. So while I’m away on hiatus this week I thought I’d do a pass through the archive of 900+ posts & compile a list of the 100 best posts; posts that I consider both timeless & worth reading. So if you are interested and/or a new visitor, here is a list of what you might have missed in the preceding three years…

FILM SOUND DESIGN:
FILM SOUND STUDIES 001: WALL E
FILM SOUND STUDIES 002: PUNCH DRUNK LOVE
Sound Design Book List
Five Favourite Films for Sound
The Role of Sound Effects in Film
The Role of Breaths in Film Sound
Directors on working with Alan Splet
Need a Mentor?
NZ Birds vs Extreme Pitchshifting
Car FX, Car Chases… & Submarines
Car FX – part 2
Car FX – another classic movie!
How R2D2 got his name
Buying (& Selling) Sound Effects
The Wind of Breath
World’s Fastest Indian
Sounds that Smell
Sound Effects for DUNE
The X Curve & Double-Head Screenings
30 Days of Night Q&A
X.1
Metaphoric sound
Recording Tentacles…
Kelp/Tentacle sounds
Pumpkin Torture

SOUND DESIGN TUTORIALS:
SD101: Tuning Instruments & Sound Effects…
SD101: Shortcuts
SD101: Wooshes
SD102: Wooshes
SD102: Woosh/Doppler videos
SD101: Backwards Reverb
I Heart ProTools VCA Faders!
Intern Applications – Mute FX Clip
Berlinale Talent Campus – the good, the bad & the absent…

RECORDING:
Unique Recording Techniques
Recording FX at 96k
Stealth Recording
Lens vs Microphone (& why i love myopia)
FX Recording Missions & Near Misses….
Seal meets Sound Recordist
Can You SCREAM?
Crashing Cars for a Living
BLACK SHEEP FX Recording 1
BLACK SHEEP FX Recording 2
BLACK SHEEP FX Recording 3
BLACK SHEEP FX Recording 4
Impulse Responses Dec 2006
A Tidy Foley Studio?
Recording Vehicle FX

USING CONTACT MICS:
Fun with a Contact Mic
Barcus Berry Planar Wave Contact Mic Review – part 1
Dub Ping Pong

AMBIENCE RECORDING:
A Sense of Place…
Meditation & Wood Pigeons
The Sea
Capturing the wind (part 1)
Capturing the wind (part 2
Beach Record Mission
Ambience – Neils Beach
Ambience recording Dec 2006

FILM MIXING:
Mixing a film – part 1
Mixing a film – part 2
Mixing a film – part 3
In Defence of Temp Mixes
LW Temp Mix (biggest ever!)
Stem Mixing

MUSIC:
The Problem with Digital Music
On the Sharing of Music… #music #piracy #user_experience
Remix as Modus Operandi
Music of Wires
Music of Wires – part 2
Music as a Gradual Process
Whats your Sample epiphany?
Music Library/Library Music
Writing Music For Picture
LW Score Recording
Music & Nature
Talking to Film Composers
Favourite Film Scores
Tracing a Sample to its Source…
Music & the Golden Ratio
Kaossilator Scales…
Samples vs Reality
MIXTAPE.01: Time Travel
Film Music rant
Sparky & the Sonovox

PHILOSOPHY:
How to Finish 1/3 : Inspiration
How to Finish 2/3 : Development (I’m still finishing part 3, heh heh)
Finished Yet?
The Art of the Reveal
Presets & Precepts
The Creative Cost of Piracy
Skimming for Jewels
What Drives you?
The Endless Transition… (analogue < -> digital)
No Mind
Stashing Ideas in the Real World…
Do you Sync?
Space, and the Preservation there of…
Tracking the (random) Flow
Sonic Childhood Memories
A Few Questions
Freedom from Distraction
How To Be Creative…
Time… and Perception
Career Advice
Aldous Huxley On Silence
Sashimi as a metaphor
Focusing your ears
How to Finish…
Ear Witness
A Sound You Will Never Forget

STUDIO DESIGN:
A Music Studio Design Selection
Studio Aesthetics II
Music/Sound Studio Design
DJs living rooms…

TECH:
A stitch in time… (backups)
Remote Collaboration via cineSync
CALIBRATION 1 – Calibrate Yourself!
CALIBRATION 2 – SYNC!
Managing media: FX Library
Conformalization
Visualize thy audio
Are movies too LOUD?
Studio Tools you never knew you needed

TRAVEL:
Tims Travel Tips: Japan
FX Recording in Japan with a Zoom H2 Recorder
Toho Studio Visit, Tokyo
FX Recording in Bali with a Zoom H2 Recorder
GAMELAN: part 1 (BEFORE)
Gamelan (part 2) AFTER….
the day of SILENCE!

ART:
Archaeoacoustics
Life – an installation by Ryuichi Sakamoto & Shiro Takatani
Container Art = The Art of Constraints
Happy Birthday Len Lye (5 July 1901)
WALTER MURCH, Astronomy & Acoustic Space
Sound, as Art

FILM:
SIX FILMS I LOVE
Why Film Festivals Matter
Six Stages of Film Production
the Birds & Subharmonics

12 Responses to Best 100 Posts #sounddesign #music #film

  1. unclean says:

    Wow, thank you ! Great post ;)

  2. So many insightful post… Happy to have stumbled on your Blog Tim !

  3. Enos says:

    Thanks Tim! So much stuff I hadn’t noticed!!

  4. tilman says:

    Great! It´s Bookmarked :-)

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  6. Andrea says:

    Thanks for compiling!

  7. natasha says:

    Hi, thanks so much for this, i don’t know of many people being happy to contribute their fine knowledge/ resources – really appreciate it. :)

  8. Awesome post lists. I can’t wait to read the rest.

  9. Wow, comprehensive list! I think I’m going to recommend this to my blog readers :)

    Thanks, Tim!

  10. Enrique says:

    Ey man! thanks for this! and for all the stuff here! i want to make you a question, do you have a email newsletter? i don’t find them, only RSS, but i’m not a big fan of readers…

    Thanks a lot!

  11. Julie says:

    Thanks Tim- so many great resources here, so much to take in and think over.

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