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Foley Techniques and Sound Effects: A Sound Design Guide

Films need sound effects to be compelling and entertaining. Before sound effects, a silent movie would play while a pianist added context and emotion to the movie. Once movies became talkies it was important to enhance the audience’s experience through audio and music. The use of Foley techniques became the standard in the movie industry …

Film Scoring: A Sound Design for Visual Media Guide

Interested in learning how film scoring works? In an introduction class to music scoring for visual media, students learn the theory and practice of spotting music to picture, composing music in different styles, arranging and orchestration for live and electronic music, and the business and practice of film scoring. After receiving your degree in sound …

Alumni Spotlight: PJ Mack

PJ Mack graduated from the Sound Design for Visual Media and Digital Video and Media Production programs at IPR in August of 2017. Since then, he has gotten off to a quick start in the industry. “PJ is professional, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable,”  reported Connor Callahan of 514 Studios. Connor hired PJ for a recent high-end commercial shoot, “He …

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