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Sound Design for TV, Film & Games

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  • Introduction 4:55

    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.

  • Importing Video into your DAW 4:57

    Importing Video into your DAW

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

  • Creating Hit Point Markers 7:55

    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.

  • Deciding on a Tempo 4:24

    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.

  • Finding Sound Effects to Sync to the Video 10:25

    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.

  • Sound Effects in Motion 5:48

    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.

  • Using Whooshes & Time Stretching 10:13

    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.

  • Risers & Build Up Sound Effects 10:36

    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.

  • Finishing Off the Sound Effects 7:26

    Finishing Off the Sound Effects

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

  • Piano Melody & Chord Progression 2:45

    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.

  • Writing the Chords with Strings & Choirs 10:22

    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.

  • Building the Rhythm with Drums & Bass 10:04

    Building the Rhythm with Drums & Bass

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

  • Adding More Epic Percussion 6:31

    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.

  • Using Horns & Trombones for the Melody 5:54

    Using Horns & Trombones for the Melody

    Gary explores the melody with the trumpet and trombone instruments.

  • Adding Hybrid Synthetic Elements 5:37

    Adding Hybrid Synthetic Elements

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

  • Creating the Intro with Swells & Reverses 10:26

    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.

  • Creating Dynamics with the Mix 13:16

    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.

  • Exporting Audio to Video 5:01

    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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