Stock Sounds

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8:42 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Into It: Stock Sounds

Andrew Bales begins a four-part series on stock sounds and canned emotion.

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8:00 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Into It: The Scream

Some distinctive cries come from specific fictional characters, the 1932 Tarzan yell, for example.

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

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8:00 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Into It: The Laugh Track

Photo: Colin Gray / Flickr

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

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8:00 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Into It: Stock Sounds

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.

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