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Audio post-production in video and film
Amyes, Tim.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Oxford, [England] ; Boston : Focal Press, 2000.

Physical Description:
243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: The technique of audio post-production in video and film. 1990.

Includes index.
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TR897 .A4397 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Provides a thorough overview of audio post-production theory and technique. It is a good introduction for beginners and has enough technical depth to suit practicing professionals, whether in small production houses or larger facilities. Equipment and processes are illustrated with explanatory diagrams throughout, and supported by a straightforward narrative divided into manageable and logical sections. Computer and digital audio recording have radically changed the audio post-production industry over the past few years. This new and moderately priced technology has increased opportunities for those with even just a basic knowledge of sound and limited equipment to produce high quality results. This second edition has been completely rewritten to include the very latest techniques in: · digital audio · new computer equipment and workstations · recording and sound editing · new transmission methods and standards and formats such as DVD.

Author Notes

Tim Amyes has many years experience in post-production, covering the whole production chain. As well as being a former sound supervisor at Scottish Television, Tim has worked at two other companies in the British ITV network, both as a sound recordist and dubbing mixer. He has been involved in industry training from the start, serving as one of the original members of Skillset, which was set-up to provide training standards (NVQs) for the UK television and film industries. He has also served on both national industry and union training committees, and advised on the recent Scottish Screen/BFI publication An Introduction to Film Language.Currently Tim Amyes lectures in audio, produces specialist corporate videos, and writes, having sold documentary scripts to both the BBC and ITV. A keen film enthusiast, he is a past member of the Scottish Film Archive's advisory committee.

Table of Contents

Historical background
Video and Film Pictures
Audio Post-Production Equipment
Digital Audio Recording
Synchronizing and Audio Post-Production Equipment
Controllers and Synchronizers
Recording Audio for Post-Production
Video and Picture Editing
Sound Effects
Film and Audio Post-production
Audio Workstations
Monitoring and the Environment
Mixing consoles and Processing Equipment
The Mix
Studio Recording
The Transmission and Reproduction of Audio post-Production Material
Recording and distributing time code