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Sound for Digital Video

Sound for Digital Video by Tomlinson Holman Sound for Digital Video
Your Price: $39.95 CDN
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Author: Tomlinson Holman
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 306
Pub. Date: 2005
ISBN-10: 0240807200
ISBN-13: 9780240807201

About the Book:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

The distinguishing feature of many low-budget films and TV shows is often the poor sound quality. Now, filmmakers shooting DV on a limited budget can learn from Tomlinson Holman, a film sound production pioneer, how to make their films sound like fully professional productions. Holman offers suggestions that you can apply to your own project from preproduction through postproduction and provides tips and solutions on production, editing, and mixing.

The author, sound engineer on such films as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, is famous for his pioneering work in film sound production and for developing THX. Now, he brings his expertise to the relatively new field of sound for digital video productions. Once considered an amateur format, digital video is becoming the format of choice for some feature films and for many lower budget productions; this book will enable you to use this medium to create the most professional and effective sound possible.

Includes CD with recording and editing exercises.

What people say:

"Even if your projects will never reach the complexity of a Hollywood feature, you can learn a lot from this book. It is clearly written, and Holman doesn't hesitate to share his encyclopedic knowledge and experience." — Jay Rose, Clio and Emmy winning sound designer

"Although his focus is bringing professional techniques to budget productions, Holman imparts plenty of useful information to anyone involved in sound for picture." — Electronic Musician

"A good initial guide for the budding AV artist." — DJ magazine

"This is an excellent technical manual, packed with hard practical information. …the chapters on sound design, editing, mixing, and monitoring are first class." — BKSTS magazine

About the Author:

Tomlinson Holman teaches sound and performs research in the Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and the Viterbi School of Engineering. The holder of six U.S. patents, his developments include the collection of technologies called THX, named for him and for George Lucas' first movie THX1138 for which he won a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.