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Designing Sound for Animation

2nd Edition

By Robin Beauchamp


224 pages

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Sound is just as crucial an aspect to your animation as your visuals. Whether you're looking to create a score, ambient noise, dialog, or a complete soundtrack, you'll need sound for your piece. This nuts-and-bolts guide to sound design for animation will explain to you the theory and workings behind sound for image, and provide an overview of the stems and production path to help you create your soundtrack. Follow the sound design process along animated shorts and learn how to use the tools and techniques of the trade. Enhance your piece and learn how to design sound for animation.

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations and Theory

Chapter 1: Foundations of Audio for Image

Chapter 2: Sound Design Theory

Part II: The Stems: Dialog, Music, and Effects

Chapter 3: Dialog

Chapter 4: Music

Chapter 5: Sound Effects (SFX)

Chapter 6: Sound Editing

Chapter 7:Tools and Techniques

Chapter 8: The Production Path (NEW)

Chapter 9:The Mix and Layback

Appendix A: Case Studies (NEW)

Appendix B: Arts Law (NEW)

About the Author

Robin Beauchamp is a professor of sound design at the Savannah College of Art and Design. As a founding member of the department, Mr. Beauchamp designed in the curriculum for the first Undergraduate Program in Sound Design in the World. There he teaches courses in sounde design, music editing and supervision, Foley recording, and mixing. In 2005, he released his first book, Designing Sound for Animation, Focal Press. He is expert certified in Pro Tools Post Production and teaches certification courses for Avid. Mr. Beauchamp continues to work as a freelance sound designer and composer for independent animations.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Digital
COMPUTERS / Digital Media / Video & Animation