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Foley Techniques and Sound Effects: A Sound Design Guide

Films need different types of 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 …

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 …

Study: Music & Film Majors Among Highest Paying College Majors

According to a recent study by Glassdoor.com, music and film studies majors are among the top paying 50 college majors. Glassdoor analyzed nearly 500,000 resumes and the median base salary from each major for the first five years of being in the workforce. “With approximately 70 percent of American high school graduates enrolling in colleges and …

Music Editor and Composer Steven Saltzman visits IPR

On Friday, Sept. 16, Music Editor and Composer Steven Saltzman visited IPR for a three-hour seminar and technical demonstration. Steven’s credits include The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy; Straw Dogs, starring James Marsden and Kate Bosworth; Masterminds, starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifainakis; Bewitched starring Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman; and The Perfect …

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