I’ve decided to put together a post with links to and descriptions of resources that I think are useful for anyone interested in Post Production Sound. I’m sure I’ve missed quiet a few things and people, please let me know so I can add them.
Audio-Vision – Michel Chion – THE book on sound for film. It contains a perfect description of the medium, very theory heavy.
Sound Design – David Sonnenschein – Great book that contains a lot of theory but also a lot of practical elements. Contains lots of interview snippets from contemporary films.
Film Sound – another collection of essays, edited by Elizabeth Weis and John Belton.
Internet FilmSound – online resource with information about pretty much everything to do with film sound, lots of interviews too.
Social Sound Design – Q&A forum with some really excellent discussion. Some theory, some techie, some practical topics. Friendly bunch of people too.
Soundworks Collection – interviews/making of’s of recent films’ sound teams.
DUC – Digi User Conference. Chat forum for all things ProTools. The usual mixture of nice people and complete idiots and some really interesting and useful information and a smattering of inane rubbish.
The Music of Sound – Tim Prebble’s blog. Some really interesting stuff; how to’s, links to some great short films, opinion. Tim also runs Hiss and Roar, prosumer sound effects libraries.
Noise Jockey – a great blog detailing Nathan’s recording escapades.
Chuck Russom – Chuck is a game sound designer. His blog covers his recordings. He also has ChuckRussomSFX where you can purchase and download some great sound libraries.
Chris Watson – sound recordist who specialises in nature recordings, the maker of some truly amazing recordings.
School of Sound – UK organisation dedicated to exploring film sound and music. They run workshops and seminars most years.
BBC Radiophonic Workshop – the workshop was setup to create sound and music for BBC programmes in 1958. A legendary group of people. Responsible for the original Doctor Who theme. Facebook group can be found here.