Foundations in Sound Design for Linear Media: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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Michael Filimowicz
Routledge, Jun 19, 2019 - Technology & Engineering - 436 pages

This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to foundational topics in sound design for linear media, such as listening and recording; audio postproduction; key musical concepts and forms such as harmony, conceptual sound design, electronica, soundscape, and electroacoustic composition; the audio commons; and sound’s ontology and phenomenology.

The reader will gain a broad understanding of the key concepts and practices that define sound design for its use with moving images as well as important forms of composed sound. The chapters are written by international authors from diverse backgrounds who provide multidisciplinary perspectives on sound in its linear forms.

The volume is designed as a textbook for students and teachers, as a handbook for researchers in sound, media and experience, and as a survey of key trends and ideas for practitioners interested in exploring the boundaries of their profession.



List of Contributors
The Role of Foley and Voice Postproduction Recordings in
Media Management Sound Editing and Mixing
Audio Effects in Sound Design
Voice Effects Music Buses
Mixing and Mastering
Designing Sound for 3D Films
Compositional Techniques for Sound Design
Leveraging Online Audio Commons Content for Media Production
Methods and Approaches for the Description of Sound
An Art of Sound
Electronic Dance Music in Narrative Film
Listening to Context and Contingency
The Perceptual Practice

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Michael Filimowicz, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University and coeditor of The Soundtrack journal. He develops new forms of general-purpose multimodal and audiovisual display technology, exploring novel product lines across different application contexts including gaming, immersive exhibitions, control rooms, telepresence and simulation-based training. He has published across disciplines in journals such as Organised Sound, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, Leonardo, Sound Effects, Parsons Journal for Information Mapping and Semiotica. His art has been exhibited internationally at venues such as SIGGRAPH, Re-New, Design Shanghai, ARTECH, Les Instants Vidéo, IDEAS, Kinsey Institute, and Art Currents, and published in monographs such as Spotlight: 20 Years of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Reframing Photography and Infinite Instances. His personal website is

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