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The Sound Effects Bible: How to Create and Record Hollywood Style Sound Effects

The Sound Effects Bible<br> by Ric Viers The Sound Effects Bible: How to Create and Record Hollywood Style Sound Effects
Your Price: $35.95 CDN
Author: Ric Viers
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 326
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 1932907483
ISBN-13: 9781932907483

About the Book:

How to Create and Record Hollywood Style Sound Effects.....

According to George Lucas, "Sound is half the experience." The Sound Effects Bible is the complete guide to recording, editing, and designing your own sound effects. If it snaps, crackles, pops, crashes, booms or bangs, it can be found somewhere in this first ever book on the black art of Foley and sound effects. Imagine how your movies will come to life by using tried-and-true sound techniques that give films like Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean and There Will Be Blood deeper dimensions in storytelling.

The Sound Effects Bible by Ric Viers covers microphone selection, field recorders, the ABCs of digital audio, understanding digital audio workstations, building your own Foley stage, designing your own editing studio, sound design, and much more.

What people say:

"Ric's book is an excellent introduction to techniques for producing professional sound effects for films, games, etc. It's packed with nuts-and-bolts information that beginning and intermediate level sound designers/editors will find useful." — Randy Thom, Academy Award winning Director of Sound Design, Skywalker Sound

"The SFX Bible is the go-to resource for anyone serious about sound creation! Viers generously shares his real-world experience in an absorbing and hard to put down guide to this fascinating corner of the entertainment industry." — Aaron Marks, Composer/Sound Designer and Author of The Complete Guide to Game Audio

"Ric Viers eats, drinks, and breathes sound effects. If you're a sound designer, editor, or filmmaker, you-ll need the Bible!" — Tasos Frantzolas, founder of

"Fun, funny, and the most informative source I've seen on the what, why, and how of creating sound effects. This book's a blessing of inspiration, common sense, and trade secrets, a must for everyone planning to get their own microphone for recording our sonic world. Thanks, Ric, for sharing your experience creating those 100,000 humongous, teeny, sloshy, brittle, honking, shimmering, etc. etc. sounds." — David Sonnenschein, author of Sound Design

"Ric Viers manages to not only detail the technical aspects of an under-appreciated craft, but explain how a sound effects expert approaches this work from a practical perspective — offering specific examples of how one can capture and later utilize audio that will add depth and character to images." — David E. Williams, Editor-In-Chief, Digital Video Magazine

"If you are interested in learning about the details of sound effects for you own productions — this is the book!" — Frank Serafine, Award Winning Sound Designer/Composer/Multimediaist, Tron, Star Trek, The Hunt For Red October, Brainstorm

"Ric has really nailed it on this one. There is no other A-to-Z book that a media maker who has limited knowledge of sound effects can use to get a great overview of how sound is matched to visuals conceptually and technically — and then with this knowledge actually make a movie soundtrack." — Alan Howarth, Composer/Sound Designer for Star Trek, Halloween, Poltergeist, Dracula, Stargate, The Hunt For Red October, The Little Mermaid

About the Author:

Ric Viers is the world's largest independent provider of sound effects with over 150,000 sounds and more than 150 sound effects libraries to his name. Known as the "Rock and Roll Professor of Sound," he has worked in the film and television industry for more than fifteen years. His location sound credits include hundreds of productions for nearly every major television network, Universal Studios, Dateline, Good Morning America, Disney, and many others.

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