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.
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…
WEEK 3: What advice do you have for people starting out?
- 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
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
You can find more about Scott at Scott Koue´Sound.
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Table of Contents
Week 1: What is Sound?
- Mon: The Nature of Sound
- TUE: Hertz / Frequency Response / Phase
- WED: Sample Rate / Bit Depth
- THUR: The Waveform
- FRI: Audio Formats
Week 2: Hardware
Week 3: Software
- MON: Dedicated Sound Apps pt.1
- TUE: Dedicated Sound Apps pt.2: common features
- WED: Audio Processing pt. 1
- THUR: Audio Processing pt. 2
- FRI: Sound Helper Apps