MSc Audio Production

Analytics of Artefacts

Artefact 1 (mobile phone recorded video) Le Ginge According to YouTube's analytics software my first artefact was watched for a total of 6 minutes over 9 views between its release and 13th December. However on the page itself it does say it has been watched 19 times so I can only assume that over the … Continue reading Analytics of Artefacts

Differences in Audio Quality in YouTube Videos

As mentioned in my previous post the audio quality perceived in each of the clips composited in my third artefact differ to a large extent. There are two main audio codecs at work here, they are 'MPEG AAC Audio' (mp4a) and 'Vorbis Audio' (vorb). MPEG AAC Audio is the successor to the MP3 format and allows … Continue reading Differences in Audio Quality in YouTube Videos

8 times it was ‘Christmas (Time)’

Artefact 3 (spreadable media) It has taken me far too long to make this video. In initially coming up with the idea, in getting round to begin to create it and in the actual time it took to create it. This video has all the ingredients to make a very spreadable piece of media. It … Continue reading 8 times it was ‘Christmas (Time)’

Sintel Sound

For the past few weeks, along with two course mates - Ryan Blackett and Sam Williams - I have been in the process of re-producing the sound for the short film Sintel which is under creative commons license. The film is about a young girl, Sintel, who is in search of her adopted dragon, Scales, who … Continue reading Sintel Sound

Bob Marley – Is This Love Remix

The assignment for the Studio Production side of the Audio Application module is to create a remix of a song. Initially we were given a selection of reggae multi-tracks to make a dub mix with. However, a few weeks into the course we were told that we had complete freedom over the kind of mix/remix … Continue reading Bob Marley – Is This Love Remix

Workflow on my Surface Pro 4

In October 2015 I made one of the biggest financial purchases of my life, I bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (SP4). This machine is a thing of beauty. A premium, high quality product, designed for the creative professional. I went for a high spec model too, 16GB RAM, intel core i7 (6th gen) with … Continue reading Workflow on my Surface Pro 4

Blurring the Line between Sound Effect and Music

In the world of sound for film, TV and theatre the line between the composer and sound designer is getting increasingly blurry. In theatre, and especially lower budget productions, in many cases there is one person doing both jobs. With the upsurge of technological advancement within sound design and contemporary music there are many instances … Continue reading Blurring the Line between Sound Effect and Music