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"Folks, this book is a treasure chest. Don't call Producing Great Sound for Digital Video, Second edition by Jay Rose an audio primer or even a reference source, it's much more... It's like taking a class taught by a caring, affable, pro. The writer's intimate and accessible style is what makes this book a great value for anyone interested in audio. Whether you're just starting in the field of digital audio/video production, or are a seasoned pro, you'll find information in this book that will improve your end product."
-- John Hartney, Creative Cow.com
"A truly great book... I really enjoyed the read. This book is an ABSOLUTE MUST if you will be shooting on a budget and doing sound yourself. You'll learn what mics to use in the field, how to fix an echo, how to deal with line noise, cheap fixes for potentially expensive problems--and that's just the beginning.... this book will teach you tips and tricks that will make your head spin. This book can literally save you THOUSANDS in post production."
-- Biagio Messina, AccessDV
"Crammed full of practical advice on recording, editing, and mixing audio for your production, including many of the technical basics."
-- Trish Meyer, Cybmotion
"Most folks who write about doing sound for moving pictures, on film or on video, focus on the sexy stuff--mostly writing music, sometimes doing foley, often talking technical. Jay Rose doesn't mess around. He digs right into the hardcore side of audio for moving pictures -- recording and editing dialog, sound effects, and music. He debunks common myths, shows the reader how to make do in limited-budget, time-constrained situations, and puts it all in context on a technical level. Producing Great Soundtracks is an invaluable collection of step-by-step how-to information combined with the technical reasons things do or don't work. It's essential reading for anyone serious about making a living doing moving pictures."
-- Dominic Milano, Digital Video Magazine
About the Author
Clio-and Emmy-award-winning sound engineer Jay Rose is creative director of the Digital Playroom. Specializing in post-production audio, his clients include PBS, Buena Vista Home Video, and Turner Network Television. Rose has written about audio for Videography, Recording, and Premiere Full Motion magazines.
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After reading the Book, (And listening to the CD) I now use it as a Reference Manual.
I have Shot Video and Recorded Sound for a few years and always struggled with the Audio, After reading Jay's books (This one and "Audio Postproduction for Film and Video") I am actually getting a handle on the Audio.
I recommend buying or checking out at the Library at least 2 of Jay Rose's books. [...]
1-Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, Third Edition (DV Expert Series) by Jay Rose
2-Audio Postproduction for Film and Video, Second Edition (DV Expert Series) by Jay Rose
If you Shoot and Edit Video/Audio and want to take your Audio a Quantum Leap forward, Both Books should be in your Studio.
Good Luck, John
I am certainly going to buy his other book (Audio Postproduction). The sections on post in this book were great, and I've already learnt a huge amount. But it just left me hungry for more.
I don't like to write gushing reviews, but this really was a great book. If someone asked me if I knew of a good book for video sound production, I would recommend this whole heartedly, without a second thought. I've already leant it to a trusted colleague, who has been in the business for 30 years, and he decided after a week to buy his own copy.
But I will throw in one drawback...having read this book, I just now wish I had the budget for hollywood facilities on every production I work on. And I don't. So try to remember to keep your feet on the ground. Decent soundtracks can still be made on relatively low budgets. Even on productions where I am writing, shooting, producing, and editing - this book has undoubtedly given me enough to make serious improvements to my sound recording, processing, and mixing.
In summary - if you are serious about sound (and you really should be if you want to produce decent video), and you feel like you need to know more, buy this book!!
1) The way to present spoken text in front of a camera is radically different from the way I always presented tekst in front of an audience. You can't make mistakes and you must speak in soundbytes and oneliners just like politicians do.
2) Nomatter how good the Flash visuals and other visuals are, sound is the vehicle that communicates the message.
I am almost through the learning phase. I have made a simple autocue and bought a wireless Lavalier microphone. So far I have spent more time and money to get the audio right than to produce the visuals. Most study books about video contain only one chapter about audio. This is absolutely not enough. This book is exclusively about audio and it is very thourough. It gave me the confidence to handle the audio part.
The biggest mistake that will kill your low budget film will be the quality of the audio. Get this book and you have a ton of weapons to fight that!
Best of luck on your work!
Louis Stephen Carrozzi
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