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Sound Design for TV, Film & Games

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    Introduction

    Gary welcomes you and gives an introduction to what sound design for media such as TV, Film & Games is, plus a demo of the song is played that will be created in the series.

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    Importing Video into your DAW

    Gary shows you how you can import a video file into your DAW software.

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    Creating Hit Point Markers

    In this video, Gary shows you how you can use markers to map out key hit points in the video file that you will use to sync sounds and music to.

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    Deciding on a Tempo

    See how to decide on a tempo for your song, and work with the markers created, and the DAW grid to determine a tempo for the project.

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    Finding Sound Effects to Sync to the Video

    Here, we take a look at how to find and sync sound effects with the video in a DAW.

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    Sound Effects in Motion

    In this video, gary takes a look at how to use sound effects that sync with moving animated parts in a video.

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    Using Whooshes & Time Stretching

    This video takes a look at how to use whoosh sound effects to sync up with elements in a video, and how you can use time stretching techniques for differentiation in the sounds.

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    Risers & Build Up Sound Effects

    In this video, we show you how to use build-up and riser sound effects to create tension and release in your sound design.

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    Finishing Off the Sound Effects

    Gary goes through the video one more time and see what extra sound effects we need.

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    Piano Melody & Chord Progression

    Here, we start getting into the music for the video and look at how to explore piano melody and chord progression sketch ideas for the music.

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    Writing the Chords with Strings & Choirs

    In this video, we take the chord progression for the previous video and add it to some string and choir instrumentation.

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    Building the Rhythm with Drums & Bass

    Take a look at how to create rhythm for the music spot using drums and bass instruments.

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    Adding More Epic Percussion

    In this video, Gary expands on the previous video where we add in some big, epic percussion to add more epic-ness and drama to the rhythm of the music.

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    Using Horns & Trombones for the Melody

    Gary explores the melody with the trumpet and trombone instruments.

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    Adding Hybrid Synthetic Elements

    In this video, we add in some synthetic sound design elements to create a hybrid instrumentation for the music.

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    Creating the Intro with Swells & Reverses

    Explore how to tie the sound effects and music together with transition sounds, like crash swell and reverse sounds.

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    Creating Dynamics with the Mix

    In this video, we go back through the instrumentation in the project and add more dynamics by adjusting the mix, with volume, panning, and effect processing.

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    Exporting Audio to Video

    Finally, we finish off the series by showing how to export or embed your audio to the video so that you can supply it to the client or production team.

Product Overview


In this Groove3 video tutorial series, sound design guru Gary Hiebner shows you what it takes to do sound design for TV, Film and Games!

Gary starts by welcoming you and gives an introduction to what sound design for media such as TV, Film & Games is, plus a demo of the song that will be created in the series.

Then, Gary starts at the beginning, showing you how to import video into your DAW, create hit pPoint markers, decide on a tempo, and how to find and sync sound effects to your video.

Gary now shows you how to use sound effects that sync with moving animated parts in a video, followed by how to use whoosh sound effects to sync up with elements in a video, and how you can use time stretching techniques for differentiation in the sounds.

You’ll then see how to use risers and build ups as sound effects, piano melody and chord progression creation, adding strings and choirs, building up the rhythm with drums and bass, adding percussion, horns, synths, swells and more!

Wrapping it up, Gary walks you through creating dynamics with the mix and exporting and imbedding your audio to video, so you can supply it to the client or production team.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you want to know what’s involved when doing sound design for different media and mediums, checkout “Sound Design for TV, Film & Games” today.


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contrabraham
Submitted 3 months ago

Super useful

I think this course is super useful, I have learned a lot, highly recommend.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase


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Adam D
Submitted 8 months ago

Great insight into sound design for media.

Very interesting watching Gary's workflow. I watched the whole course, but now I'm going to go over it again whilst trying the techniques out myself.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro


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robert@joliciel
Submitted 1 year ago

Well organize lessons, something to learn.

Very Helpful, well organized, the workflow is quite easy to follow as well to apply. The musical ideas and sound effect are pertinent to the video.


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sirius
Submitted 1 year ago

very good, clear and helpfull

it has helped me in organisation

I am a: Professional, Musician, Cubase


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MichalPacalaj
Submitted 2 years ago

Great!

Exactly I was looking for. Great practice for me!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One


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JerryLive
Submitted 2 years ago

Killer OverKill !

Great series. Plenty of stuff...

I am a: Semi-Pro, Game Designer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar


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contrabraham
Submitted 3 months ago

Super useful

I think this course is super useful, I have learned a lot, highly recommend.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Adam D
Submitted 8 months ago

Great insight into sound design for media.

Very interesting watching Gary's workflow. I watched the whole course, but now I'm going to go over it again whilst trying the techniques out myself.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

robert@joliciel
Submitted 1 year ago

Well organize lessons, something to learn.

Very Helpful, well organized, the workflow is quite easy to follow as well to apply. The musical ideas and sound effect are pertinent to the video.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

sirius
Submitted 1 year ago

very good, clear and helpfull

it has helped me in organisation

I am a: Professional, Musician, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

MichalPacalaj
Submitted 2 years ago

Great!

Exactly I was looking for. Great practice for me!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

JerryLive
Submitted 2 years ago

Killer OverKill !

Great series. Plenty of stuff...

I am a: Semi-Pro, Game Designer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
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Gary Hiebner is a sound designer and music composer from South Africa who has worked in new media such as music and sound for TV and online games. He has worked through a multitude of different audio software, and through this found a passion for teaching how to use the different types of audio software that are available on the market. Gary is a firm believer that audio software has its place in the creative field and using them as tools you can get different results which you might not have ever imagined in your compositions and productions.

Products by Gary

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    Ableton Live: Songwriting & Sound Design Ideas

    Gary Hiebner shows you creative ways to make new sounds and enhance your songwriting production ideas with Ableton Live! These videos are designed for those already familiar with Ableton Live and want to explore ways to use Ableton Live's features, functions, instruments and effects to make new and exciting sounds and productions. Project file included in the course extras section!

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    ACID Pro 8 Explained

    In this Groove3 video tutorial series, DAW pro Gary Hiebner delivers a video collection designed for the new ACID Pro 8 user! Learn everything you need to know to get started with ACID Pro 8, all the way through exporting your first song for everyone to hear.

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    Creating Epic Cinematic Compositions

    Orchestral wiz Gary Hiebner shows you how to create an epic cinematic composition from scratch, which can be used for a film, game or TV soundtrack. You also get the Logic Pro X project file containing the associated MIDI files allowing you to experiment with your own virtual instruments, as well as the audio stems, so you can compare your sounds against Gary’s!

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    Creating Epic Heroic Themes

    In this Groove3 video tutorial series, production pro Gary Hiebner reveals how to produce epic heroic musical themes, perfect for film and video productions, as well as gaming titles!

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    Creating Game Audio Explained

    In this Groove3 video tutorial series, sound design guru Gary Hiebner shows you what you need to know to get started on creating audio for the incredibly lucrative gaming industry.

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Sound Design for TV, Film & Games is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super useful I think this course is super useful, I have learned a lot, highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great insight into sound design for media. Very interesting watching Gary's workflow. I watched the whole course, but now I'm going to go over it again whilst trying the techniques out myself.
Date published: 2019-11-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well organize lessons, something to learn. Very Helpful, well organized, the workflow is quite easy to follow as well to apply. The musical ideas and sound effect are pertinent to the video.
Date published: 2019-06-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very good, clear and helpfull it has helped me in organisation
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great! Exactly I was looking for. Great practice for me!
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Killer OverKill ! Great series. Plenty of stuff...
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