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Vincent LoBrutto
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23 Aug 1994 0275944433 978-0275944438
Sound-On-Film presents the subject of film sound in a direct practical manner through interviews with 27 leading figures in the craft.|Sound-On-Film contains interviews with 27 prominent men and women who discuss their careers and the art and craft of film sound. These sound creators represent many of the crafts working in film sound, including production sound, sound editing, sound design, automatic dialogue replacement (ADR), Foley, re-recording mixing, and sound engineering. The interviews are presented in an order that attempts to give the reader a historical perspective on the development of film sound from the studio era to contemporary productions.||The interviews explore how sound creates an aural look to the film in the same way that production design and cinematography creates a visual look to a film. The discussions focus on the relationship with renowned Hollywood film directors and how sound was conceived and executed for specific films. Among the highly acclaimed and seminal films discussed are Star Wars, Nashville, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, Raging Bull, and Terminator 2. In addition to the interviews, the book contains biographical background and a selected filmography of each sound creator as well as a glossary of terms and a bibliography for further study. It is essential reading for film students, academic scholars and film educators as well as industry professionals and moviegoers who want to understand the aesthetic and technical role of those who work in film sound.

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  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (23 Aug 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0275944433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0275944438
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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?This book is essential reading for anyone interested in film sound. LoBrutto's respondents are extremely articulate about the concepts and goals that guide their work, and the detailed portraits they offer of the issues and strategies involved in creating film sound provide essential data for critics and theorists of cinema sound. Lay readers will find this to be an interesting and enjoyable account.?-Film Quarterly --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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By Wingate
I bought this book under the misaprehension that this was to do with the birth of sound in the 20s and 30s.In fact this goes from the 50s to the birth of the digital age in the 90s.There is a glossary of terms but for some reason they are at the back of the book and i did not find them till after i finished the book.There are a mixture of jobs covered from a variety of people.Some are very practical and strightforward and some a trifle pretentious.I have to admit that as a non technical person i sometimes got a bit lost in the jargon.I dont think that i would have purchased this book if i had found it in a bookshop and browsed it first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating interviews with sound specialists! 1 May 2000
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If you have the slightest curiosity, buy the book! This is an engrossing book of interviews with experts in film sound. LoBrutto doesn't just limit himself to sound editors (though you should buy the book for his interview of Walter Murch alone!) but also interviews production sound mixers, ADR and foley mixers, and creators of film sound systems. I work in film post production, and though I don't have a lot of knowledge of the sound editing, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. LoBrutto references many films in his interviews and the reader will find an abundance of delightful anecdotes. Well worth it, for those who know film and those who don't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Words from THE names in movie sound. 15 Sep 2003
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If you're intersted in movie sound, this one is a gem. LoBrutto interviews the people who made some of the greatest impacts in film sound in the last 25 years. We're not just talking about legends like Ben Burtt and Walter Murch (Star Wars & Apocalypse Now, respectively) but the whole gauntlet of roles that make up what we hear at the movies. Production sound mixers, ADR (looping) editors, Foley artists, supervision sound editors, sound designer, boom mikers, music editors. You get conversations with top names in every field. I learned a great deal about what goes into making the overlooked half of what makes a great movie.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book 24 Sep 2012
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To me it's very important to know the history,how and why some decisions were made , how those audio gurus changed the audio industry on movies.
This book should be a must have for audio guys,specially for those who take audio seriously.
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