Books by Jay Rose
It was a surprise both to me and to the publisher. User-friendly Features Producing Great Sound was designed to be useful for the producer, videographer, and editor: Comprehensive HELP chapter with quick tips for dealing with different kinds of garbled dialog, sync problems, and mix issues. Organized for easy reference. Separate sections on: Technicalities for the non-technician; Pre-production planning; Production and audio acquisition; and Editing, Processing, and Mixing.
Lots of bulleted tips and step-by-step instructions. Plenty of illustrations that actually demonstrate concepts and techniques. Not tied down to a particular software or hardware platform. Will remain a useful reference for years. Written in easy-to-understand language by a nationally-recognized professional. Accompanying diagnostics, exercises, and audio and video demonstrations on this website.
They can be played on your computer or from the text in properly equipped e-readers, and downloaded for your own use. DSLR cameras were just starting to appear when I wrote the last edition; now they're an accepted part of filmmaking. Tapeless workflows are now the norm for both low-end corporate productions and Hollywood blockbusters. There are new rules for working with wireless mics, and a lot more competition for available frequencies in most locations.
But there's also a low-cost way for you to get priority access for the frequencies that are left. There are new regulations for broadcast loudness in both the US and Europe, and most networks require that submitted tapes comply with them. It's more than just reading a meter; you also have to understand what to measure.
Fortunately, there are some good software meters available for free. There's even a new category of processing plug-ins, using neural network principles to do things that were previously impossible in desktop computers. I had to cover these areas, while including older equipment and software that's still being used. And I rewrote a lot of the technical explanations to make them even easier to understand, while still keeping them comprehensive and accurate.
I also added more insights and from-the-trenches tips from top professionals; coverage of a new kind of collaboration between sound and image during production; and more "How do I fix this? And for the first time, the book has a dedicated website to support it all. I'm thrilled with how this edition came out. After a long and happy career creating tracks for just about every medium, winning friends and gaining recognition for my work, I've got the chance to teach the entire sound process in ways that'll be useful to every filmmaker — beginner and experienced pro alike.
Critical comments Here's what industry experts have said about previous editions: Folks, this book is a treasure chest. It's like taking a class taught by a caring, affable, pro. The writer's intimate and accessible style is what makes this book a great value for anyone interested in audio. There's a lot of technical stuff This is a great book. I have been looking for this book for 20 years - no exaggeration. Obviously, I was looking in the wrong places, as this Focal Press paperback is in its third edition.
In the first half hour I skimmed through this book, Rose answered many of the technical sound questions I have accumulated over the last fifth of a century Love the Frequently Asked Questions sidebars of common sound problems and their fixes. The chapter on Editing Voices alone is worth the price tag. Numerous references to current software and cameras Digital artists are very much hands-on, and Rose is the right man to write audio books for this new generation of filmmakers Rose largely succeeds in his mission to provide a one-stop source for digital filmmakers to learn everything they need to know to get the job done Katz, Millimeter Magazine Read the full review you'll have to scroll down; a different book is reviewed first.
If you have been working for a while in the business you will manage to pick up a lot of good tips and tricks to perfect your techniques I found myself saying "how come I didn't read this book before I started shooting my productions? It would have saved me a lot of pain and agony.
A very through and practical guide to the audio production process Whether you are just beginning your adventures in audio and video production or are a seasoned veteran of the production realm, this text includes something for everyone. A truly great book I really enjoyed the read. You'll learn what mics to use in the field, how to fix an echo, how to deal with line noise, cheap fixes for potentially expensive problems--and that's just the beginning Crammed full of practical advice on recording, editing, and mixing audio for your production, including many of the technical basics.
Most folks who write about doing sound for moving pictures, on film or on video, focus on the sexy stuff--mostly writing music, sometimes doing foley, often talking technical. Jay Rose doesn't mess around. He digs right into the hardcore side of audio for moving pictures -- recording and editing dialog, sound effects, and music. He debunks common myths, shows the reader how to make do in limited-budget, time-constrained situations, and puts it all in context on a technical level.
Producing Great Soundtracks is an invaluable collection of step-by-step how-to information combined with the technical reasons things do or don't work. It's essential reading for anyone serious about making a living doing moving pictures. With over pages and many illustrations, the book is replete with facts and useful information. All focus, no fluff. If you're trying to do audio for video, this book is a must, just to keep you sane!
Digital cameras, inexpensive computers offer all kinds of ways to create visual eye candy, but embryonic filmmakers don't always realize that the picture is only half the story. Producing Great Sound for Digital Video explains how the other half works, what to watch out for, and how to achieve professional results.
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Readers get how-tos, tips, and time-savers, plus tutorials on key skills such as dialogue and music editing It also includes updates on working techniques, including new software categories for postproduction and new interchange standards. This book delivers proven solutions to specific problems throughout the entire process of creating engaging audio for digital video.
Written by a Clio- and Emmy-winning sound designer, he explains hundreds of real-world techniques you can use from pre-production through mix. You get how-tos, tips and time-savers, plus tutorials on key skills such as dialog and music editing. With an audio CD of sample tracks and diagnostic tools. Rose's effervescent sense of humor permeates every page with relatable anecdotes from his own life and professional career.
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Throughout, he preserves a notion he singles out on the first page: Good Soundtracks aren't just a question of art. You also have to understand the science. Rose knows his subject matter forwards and backwards , and displays a cool, calm air of authority that permeates his writing. Starting from first principles, Jay leads us through the often-times confusing world of microphones, mixing and recording formats, until even the most neophyte user can fully understand and -- more usefully -- use the hard ware to produce great soundtracks for all forms of video presentations.
Undoubtedly, this is a book that's destined to be THE essential work on sound production for project-video users.
One of the best books I've read on the subject of Sound. The information is very well presented and conversational in tone. Required reading for anyone interested in sound and the performing arts. I have read it twice and referred to several sections. I made a great choice with this book. December 16, Reviewer: William Hall I pick up this book every now and then, it's a great read. He's got a good writing style, lots of practical tips. April 24, Reviewer: Leo Fantastic book, well written, very informative.
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Great for anyone interested in audio. May 15, Reviewer: Justin Hopkins I'm an independent animator working on my first feature film I needed a good place to start, and this book was the one. Get your mind around it and you will be rewarded with the knowledge of how to get perfect sound. Now I'm starting to build my own sound effects library, and I know how to clean it and work with it I would highly recommend this book, especially to indies or people on a budget.
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