Preface to the Third Edition

This book is an introduction to the art and technique of sound for film and television. The focus in writing the book has been to span the gulf between typical film and television production textbooks, with perhaps too little emphasis on underlying principles, and design engineering books that have few practical applications, especially to the film and television world. The guiding principle for inclusion in the text is the usefulness of the topic to film or video makers.

The first three chapters provide background principles of use to anyone dealing with sound, especially sound accompanying a picture, and, by way of examples, demonstrate the utility of the principles put into practice. The rest of the book walks ...

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