Book Reviews

Audio Production and Postproduction by Woody Woodhall CAS

woodhall bookOne of my favorite textbooks is Audio Production and Postproduction by leading audio professional Woody Woodhall, CAS. This introductory, comprehensive text of audio practices for both production and post-production sound, emphasizes the importance of recording the sound properly on the set and explains the postproduction audio process as a creative collaboration that enhances the story and is not merely a “fix” for various audio problems.

Sound Effects Bible by Ric Viers

SFXBCoverWebThe Sound Effects Bible is the complete guide to recording, editing, and designing your own sound effects. If it snaps, crackles, pops, crashes, booms or bangs, it can be found somewhere in this first-ever book on the black art of Foley and sound effects. This definitive book covers microphone selection, field recorders, the ABCs of digital audio, understanding digital audio workstations, building your own Foley stage, designing your own editing studio, sound design, and much more.