Introduction to Sound Design for Films

When we watch a film, we kind of “lose” the sense of touch and sent and work only with the sense of sight and hearing. Without a serious investment in sound design in your film, your chances of creating a professional movie production are lost.


The importance of sound design for films

Sound design is a very important part of the post-production stage. Besides the important contribution of sound for creating realism, the sound designer can also make various manipulations on the perception of the audience.
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Good sound design can help the continuity between shots. Let’s say you have shot a scene and each one of its shots has been shot at a different time and even a different place. With a sound that will flow between all the shots, you can hide it better.
Of course, there are many artistic ways to use sound in movies and we will discuss them later on in this blog.

The 3 components of sound

Sound films consist of three main components:
film dialogue, music and sound effects. A dialogue is mainly affected by the recordings made in the location. Cleaning of noise during this dialogue is one of the most difficult challenges sound designers have to deal with them.
Music is usually written by the composer, although sometimes the sound designer can do it. When the music is made by a different composer, usually the composer will sit down with the sound designer for a few guiding meetings

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There are no limits to what you can do with sound in a film, but you should watch out not to put a greater emphasis on the sound and then on the visuals. Sound should support or emphasize what we see in the image. So these are pretty much the things I’m going to go through with my articles. If you have more ideas or questions,
you are more than welcome to contact me.