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The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 3rd Edition by David Lewis Yewdall

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Chapter 10

Custom Recording Sound Effects

The Real Fun and Adventure

“Why do you have to go clear out to Oklahoma to custom record aSteerman for? Save the money—use our crop-duster sound effectsfrom North by Northwest. Nobody will ever know the difference!”

MGM/UA executive, dissuading the producerfrom custom recording sound effects forThe Aviator (1985 version).

I laid behind the low wall of rocks hastily piled together as an impromptu bullet-resistant shield to protect myself from the spray of lead I knew would be flying toward me at any moment. Having just signed a release of responsibility should I accidentally be wounded or killed, my partner, Ken Sweet, and my first assistant, Peter Cole, still tried vigorously to talk me out of placing ...

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