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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

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

Godzilla: Behind the Roar

Godzilla’s roar is one of the most recognizable in film history. How do you update an iconic sound for a new generation? Dolby & Legendary go behind the scenes with Erik Aadahl, sound designer on ‘Godzilla’, director Gareth Edwards and producer Thomas Tull, to look at how you tackle this historic challenge. Via  Dolby Laboratories, NoFilmSchoolRead More

10 Soundtrack, Score and Music mistakes made by filmmakers

Chris Jones runs down ten common mistakes made by filmmakers in the sound design and scoring stage of a film. The Music IS VERY IMPORTANT And so it follows that the composer is a key crew member – I would say their contribution ranks alongside the screenwriter, editor, DP, designer. In some instances, even greater. Read MoreRead More