50Adventures in SoundEditing:Or How Audio Post-ProductionCan Make Your Videos SoundLarger Than Life

 

Armand Ensanian

 

 

 

 

Imagine the tape you made of your kids’ last campout. It’s got some crickets on the sound track. At night, didn’t those crickets seem to chirp louder as campers grew quieter and the sky grew darker?

When Bobby started telling Billie Jo the story of the cricket that ate sisters, didn’t those chirpings seem even louder to her? With some equalization, reverb and creative mixing of your original sound track, you could let your viewers hear those monster crickets the way Billie Jo heard them.

Sound editing can turn commonplace video events into adventures that seem larger than life. With some simple electronic equipment—some ...

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