Production Audio

How To Record Surround Sound

Production sound mixer Richard Ragon explains how sound is recorded and how 5.1 Surround Sound is created in post. If you are looking on how to record surround sound – Specifically, the actors voices for a film, movie, or show of some sort, I have good news. Surround sound, specifically 5.1 audio is NOT actually recorded Read MoreRead More

How To Record Audio For An Interview

  When you’re filming an interview, the audio recording of the interviewee’s voice is the most important element of your production. That’s right, the MOST important element. It’s so common for filmmakers to spend hours on set design and lighting and only a few minutes on audio. Without sound, all you’re left with is a Read MoreRead More

K-Tek’s Shockmount draws inspiration from the Logathmic Spiral

Carl Mrozek reviews the shockmount that puts a twist on the traditional design. Nautilus’ form is inspired by the logarithmic spiral, a design found in nature in objects like hurricanes, spiral galaxies and the chambered nautilus, a conch-like shellfish that’s widely admired for its graceful symmetry. The Nautilus spiral was chosen over a host of Read MoreRead More

The Sound of “Gravity”

SoundWorks Collection profile we talk with Director Alfonso Cuarón and Re-recording Mixer Skip Lievsay about the sound teams work to create a dramatic sound scape to a dark and vast outer space environment. The behind-the-scenes team includes multiple Oscar®-nominated director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki (“Children of Men,” “The New World”); production designer Andy Nicholson (art Read MoreRead More

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