sound effects

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Recycling audio has allowed directors to more easily create the worlds of their films. Just like in life, the sounds that influence the mood of a moment are often out of sight, off screen.

Into It: The Scream

Oct 9, 2012

Andrew Bales continues with part three of his four-part look at iconic stock sound effects.

Into It: The Scream

Jun 19, 2012

Part three of a four-part series on iconic stock sound effects.

Part two of a four-part series on iconic stock sound effects.

Into It: Stock Sounds

May 22, 2012

For this Into It I’ll try something a little different: instead covering one topic and moving on to the next, this week begins a four-part series on stock sounds and canned emotion.

Long before the luxury of recordings, stage performers created their own sounds to accompany productions. Copper sheets were struck to produce a crack of lightning. Blocks of wood, hand drums, whistles and other simple items could add believability or comedy.