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week 15 - review and prep for final project & automation modes continued

review and prep for final project


Questions based on the following information may be asked during the final exam in any order.

The most important sound element in a film is: dialogue

kHz refers to: frequency, pitch, or sample rate

The technical quality of a file of digital audio is determined by: sample rate and dynamic bit depth

The sample rate for audio on music CD is: 44kHz

ADR stands for: automatic dialogue recording, the process of looping dialogue to visual footage

Foley sounds are: studio recorded sound effects done to picture

When layering sound effects to create a new sound, what kinds of effects will blend best together? sounds of different frequency ranges

Source music is: music heard in a movie that is coming from something on screen, i.e. the radio or a live band

The term “cue” refers to: a "spotted" moment in the footage that requires a sound or piece of music

You are the sound recordist on a film that is shooting a scene in a cathedral. The director tells you that he wants the dialogue lines to be recorded with the reverberation of the space. As a responsible sound person, what do you tell the director?
Record the dialogue dry to the footage and add the reverb later in post-production.

The meters representing volume in Pro Tools hitting red means: the signal is peaking or going beyond the input's abillity to capture the sound

The three basic types of sound in order of importance are: dialogue, sound effects, and music

Why might you need to record music for animation before the animation was drawn? to establish character movement for the animation

What is meant by the term "dynamics"? the range between the loudest and the softest parts of a sound track

Discuss how the sound and/or score is used for dramatic impact.

automation modes continued

Plug-in Automation

1. Controlling parameters outside of realtime are done using the view/automation pull-down menu in each track in the edit window.

2. Default parameters include views for blocks, waveform and automation views for volume, mute and pan.

3. Other parameters included in plugins can be assigned to automation from the plug-in window.

4. From the plug-in control window, select AUTO.

5. From the Plug-in Automation window, select parmeters to be automated.

6. Parameters will then show up from the automation pull down and can be edited in the channel editor.
(Don't forget: besides the finger tool for vector control, automation can be edited with the pencil tool for detailed activity.)

Plug-in Automation Shortcuts

From the Plug-In control panel:

To activate automation for a particular parameter, hold CTRL + OPTION + CMD and click on that parameter on the Plug-in control pane.

To view the automation from the editing window, hold CTRL + CMD and click on the parameter on the Plug-in control panel.

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