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Sound Recordist

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Links

The Association of Motion Picture Sound

FreeSound
https://freesound.org
Free sound effects

The Internet Archive
https://archive.org/search?query=sound+effects
Huge resource including downloadable old sound effects libraries. Warning: this is a vortex!

Sound Speeds
https://www.youtube.com/@SoundSpeeds
Detailed tips on sound recording

Soundcatchers
https://soundcatchers.co.uk
Sound recordists’ collective

PremiumBeat
https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-sfx
Royalty-free sound effects (there are many such sites)

ZapSplat
https://www.zapsplat.com
Free sound effects


Articles

IndieWire
Best Low-cost Sound Equipment for Filmmaking

NoFilmSchool
Everything You Need to Know about Recording Production Sound for Film

Recording Cinematic Audio on a Budget (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reG1HnlZV4k

Recording Sound for Filmmaking (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkoTR7E1qN8

SoundonSound
Recording Audio for a Short Film

Starable
How to Record High-quality Film Sound

Studiobinder
Ultimate Guide to Sound Recording: Audio Gear & Techniques

Video & Film Maker
Top 10 Tips for Film Sound Recording


Fora

Audio Science Review
Pro Audio Forum

GearSpace

Remote Possibilities in Recording & Production – Forum
Post-production Forum

Recording.org


Books

AMENT, Vanessa:
The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation
(Focal Press, 2014)

BLAKEMORE, Tom:
Recording Voiceover
(Routledge, 2015)

CROSS, Mark:
Audio Post Production: For Film and Television
(Berklee Press, 2013)

HOLMAN, Tomlinson:
Sound for Film and Television
(Routledge, 2010)

IACOLENNA, Edgar:
Production Sound Mixer: notes & thoughts (Location Sound Recording)
(Edgar Iacolenna, 2022)

LoBRUTTO, Vincent:
Sound on Film: Interviews with Creators of Film Sound
(Praeger, 1994)

MIERZWA, Patrushkha:
Behind the Sound Cart: A Veteran’s Guide to Sound on the Set
(Ulano Sound Services Inc., 2021)

MIERZWA, Patrushkha:
Beneath the Boom Pole: The Art & Science of Boom Operating for Movies & TV
(Mark & Patrushkha Inc., 2023)

MURPHY, John:
Production Sound Mixing: The Art and Craft of Sound Recording for the Moving Image
(Bloomsbury, 2015)

PURCELL, John:
Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures: A Guide to the Invisible Art
(Routledge, 2013)

ROSE, Richard:
Producing Great Sound for Film and Video: Expert Tips from Preproduction to Final Mix
(Routledge, 2014)

SINGH, Simranjit:
Capturing the Cinematic Soundscape: Film Sound Recording and Design
(independently published, 2023)

VIERS, Rick:
Location Sound Bible: How to Record Professional Dialogue for Film and TV
(Michael Wiese Productions, 2012)

VIERS, Rick:
The Sound Effects Bible: How to Create & Record Hollywood Style Sound Effects
(Michael Wiese Productions, 2008) (also useful for general location recording)

VIROSTEK, Paul:
Field Recording: from Research to Wrap: An Introduction to Gathering Sound Effects
(Airborne Publications, 2012)

WYATT, Hilary:
Audio Post Production for Television and Film: An Introduction to Technology and Techniques
(Focal Press, 2004)