Get a peek behind the curtain with Oscar and Emmy Award-winning Sound Designer Eugene Gearty

Now you can learn proven techniques, strategies, organization, and problem-solving straight from the sound room of Eugene Gearty.

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Extras

Additional learning materials include pdf's, educational videos on Sound production & aesthetics, and further class footage from the cutting room floor.

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Meet Your Instructor

Eugene Gearty is an Emmy and Oscar-winning Sound Designer who has worked with Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee, and The Coen Brothers, just to name a few.  His work has helped define the sound of a generation and plays an important role in modern cinema.  Truly a master of sound, Eugene continues to redefine audio in film.

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The content is important enough to be relevant to everyone from directors to location sound recordists, foley artists, and music composers....even documentary and corporate video can benefit.

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Course Breakdown

 

Chapter 1 - Before You Begin

  • Meet Your Instructor (2:33)
  • Sound Design in the Script Phase (2:42)
  • First Look at a Script (2:25)
  • How Sound Reads a Script (1:55)
  • Sound Design and Budgets (1:40)
  • Before the Post Process Begins (2:36)
  • Preparing for the Post Process (1:41)

Chapter 2 - In The Beginning

  • Post Sound Begins (2:46)
  • The Spotting Session  (1:57)
  • Analyzing Production Sound (2:15)
  • Guiding Your Team (2:34)
  • How to Cut as a Team (6:24)
  • Working in Surround Sound (12:41)
  • Surround Sound Build Example (10:52)  - Audit this video
  • What's Done in the Mix  (6:44)
  • Relationships With Composers (4:37)
  • Discovering a Film's Sound (4:41) - Audit this video

Chapter 3 - The Nitty Gritty

  • Overcoming On Set Issues (2:51)
  • Tone (4:23)
  • Developing Your Ear (9:50)
  • Replicating Sounds (2:35)
  • Character Specific Sounds (4:15)
  • Building Specific Sounds (11:42) - Audit this video
  • The Power of Genre (3:02)
  • The Constraints of Genre (3:29)
  • Keeping Post Sound in Mind (2:46)
  • The Premix (2:44)
  • Sound Design in the Premix (9:11)
  • Conforming Sound (5:11)
  • Working with Foley (5:12)

Chapter 4 - The Sound of Silence

  • Degrees of Silence (4:48)
  • The Effect of Silence (5:05)
  • Less is More (2:26)
  • Building Backgrounds (14:32)

 

Chapter 5 - The Esoteric Sound Designer

  • The Sound Designer's Role (2:23)
  • The Importance of Experimentation (3:57)
  • Playing With Sounds (5:49)
  • Sound's Impact on the Audience (4:01)

Chapter 6 - In the End

  • Wrapping Up (3:42)

Appendix A - The Cutting Room Floor

  • Developing a Particular Sound (0:55)
  • First Thing Eugene Tackles in a Scene (0:59)
  • Determining What Sounds Need Space (1:25)
  • Dynamics of Space (1:13)
  • Favorite Sound (1:51)
  • Humor in Sound (1:05)
  • Questions About VFX (2:10)
  • Mic Choices (1:10)
  • Making Sure Music Isn't a Crutch (0:50)
  • Deliverables M & E (0:38)
  • Budget Cuts (1:00)
  • Communication (1:05)
  • Silence Extra (1:40)
  • Planning the Flow (2:40)
  • Full Metal Jacket (1:37)
  • Ice Storm (1:49)
  • The Term Sound Designer (2:35)
  • Foley Editors (1:05)
  • Loud Lightening Story (1:34)
  • Tiger Story (1:28)
  • Boom Sounds Vs. Canned Sounds (2:38)
  • Let Ideas Come to You (1:18)

Appendix B - Extras

  • Understanding Frequency Response
  • Understanding Pick-Up Patterns
  • Understanding Pre-Amps
  • Sound Designer's Glossary

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Get a peek behind the curtain as Oscar and Emmy-winning Sound Designer Eugene Gearty shares his tricks, techniques, and ideas about sound design. In the past, knowledge was passed down from master to apprentice when a sound designer shared their room with their assistants. Now you can have that experience, learn proven techniques, strategies, organization, and problem-solving straight from the sound room of Eugene Gearty. Get unparalleled insight behind critical decisions from one of the most celebrated sound designers of our time.

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