Scott Koué: Post Audio 09/02/12

Every month, a daily progression of fundamentals on a post-production topic.

This month Scott Koue’, award winning sound editor, designer, and mixer, talks about the ins and outs of post audio. He’s worked on over 300 theatre productions, 200 commercials and many feature films including Studio 54, Duma, The Legend of Drunken Master and Titanic.

Also, every week we have an audio podcast where we talk about the Whisperer’s origin story and unique perspective.

WEEK 1: How did you get started in audio?

Scott talks about how he went from being inspired by an Army language school recorder as a kid to working alongside James Cameron.

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WEEK 2: What were some of your memorable projects and ‘aha moments’?

He talks about the musicality of a fight sequence, loud isn’t loud unless it’s preceded by quiet and forget what is real…

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WEEK 3What advice do you have for people starting out?

Scott says:

  • Record everything you can, whenever you can
  • Trade sounds with other recordists
  • A credit is meaningless if nobody sees the film (or the film is crappy).
  • Don’t spend your own money
  • Sound demo reels are useless

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WEEK 4:  What does the future hold for you as well as your craft and the industry as a whole?

Scott talks about:

  • his upcoming projects in his Detroit home studio and on the road
  • digital standardization (aka – the digital mega format). 
  • mixers vs theatre owners
  • and half-deaf directors and the tinitus generation

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You can find more about Scott at Scott Koue´Sound.

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Bill Dowling September 17, 2012 Reply

A fantastic system, and also used in film and tv post is the Fairlight Xynergi – http://www.fairlightau.com/

 
 
Eric Wise September 17, 2012 Reply

Thanks, I hadn’t heard of this. I’m sure Scott has. I’ll ask him about it.

 
 
Eric Wise September 17, 2012 Reply

Thanks Bill, I hadn’t heard of this. I’m sure Scott has though. I’ll ask him about it.

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