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Where Did the Wilhelm Scream Come From and Why Do So Many Filmmakers Use It?

Sean Hutchinsonn traces the lineage of the Wilhelm Scream and why it’s still What do Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Toy Story, Reservoir Dogs, Titanic, Anchorman, 22 Jump Street, and more than 200 other films and TV shows have in common? Not Read MoreRead More

A 6-Part Comprehensive Introduction to Sound and Filmmaking

The importance of sound in modern film is simply undeniable. When we decided to tackle the subject of sound, I knew that to do it justice we had to approach it like building a foundation for a house: building it up brick by brick. For many filmmakers, sound is a mystery blended with bits and Read MoreRead More

Introduction to Foley and Sound Effects for Film – A FilmmakerIQ Lesson

For the final video in this audio series, we turn our attention to Foley – the crafty of sound effects for film. Learn a bit of the history and workflow before we dive in and try to do a little Foley work ourselves: This lesson is proudly sponsored by RØDE Microphones: In case you missed Read MoreRead More

Walter Murch: Hollywood Sound Design

As a film editor and sound designer, Walter Murch has worked on classic films of our time, including Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, and The English Patient, among many more. The winner of multiple Academy Awards, Murch, with his technological know-how, has helped to elevate the art and impact of film sound to a new level. Read MoreRead More

The History of Sound at the Movies – A Sneak Peak at our New Audio Course Series

FilmmakerIQ.com and RØDE Microphones are proud to give you a sneak peak at the first lesson in our six part course which will cover science/microphones, recording, editing, foley, and ADR. We are also hard at work behind the scenes updating the site to include even more interaction which should be live in the coming weeks. Read MoreRead More

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