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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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55 Recording Sound Effects

Hal Robertson

Figure 55-1

Figure 55-1

Movies with true organic sounds, imagined futuristic electronic audio, and even the everyday noises around us, aren’t complete without good sound effects.

The spacecraft has crashed into a swamp and as Luke and his droid inspect their new environment, a landscape of sounds surrounds them. Strange noises come from everywhere. Unseen creatures from above and below the water each leave their sonic fingerprints on the scene. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past 25 years or so, you’ve seen and heard this scene from The Empire Strikes Back. Watching the movie, it’s easy to believe it’s ...

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