Custom sound design like a pro
From Source To Cinema
From Source To Cinema is the ultimate beginning sound designer’s guide to recording, processing and licensing sound design for Hollywood trailers.
You’ll be taken through all the basics of crafting and recording powerful source sounds, how to process them into earth-shattering sounds using plugins and tools, before you learn how to get started licensing and selling your sounds to the industry.
We’ll guide you all the way as you venture into the realm of trailer sound design. You will be amazed at the sounds you will create – all from scratch. Craft custom sound design like a pro.
Here’s What You’ll Learn
Here’s What You’ll Learn
What You Get In The Course
What You Get In The Course
Course Track And Previews
Your Journey Through The Course
Basic and Advanced Processing
Jumping straight into getting you up-to-speed on the basics of audio processing, such as EQ, Reverb, Delay and Compression, all highly important for processing sound design elements.I will also, throughout the course, give you my own personal recommendations of the very best plug-ins and techniques for processors that I use on a daily basis.
Processing is one of the most important aspect in the creation of sound design elements, so I will teach you more advanced processing techniques and workflows for sound design that build on the previous section to really let you twist and manipulate the sound your way – on a professional level.
Capturing Organic Sounds
One of the things I highly advocate is recording your own samples. I will teach you which type of sound sources work for what, how to approach recording them, what to think about, and more. And if you don’t have a Zoom-recorder, you can use your iPhone! We’re capturing rare Pokémo… eh Organic Sounds here, folks!
You will also receive all the samples I recorded for this course and see how I recorded them, such as my grandma’s crystal glass and juicy door slams to make huge Impacts, atmospheric Drones, and so on.
Level Up Your Raw Recordings
You will learn how I take the recorded sounds from the previous chapter, and start processing and twisting them to something completely different and Hollywood-worthy. We will create Impacts, Drones, Whooshes, Alarms, and more.
This is where the magic happens. It’s also the stage that separates the men from the boys.
Creating Digital Sounds
Another big way to achieve thrilling and huge sounds is by synthesizing them.
You will learn the different types of synthesis, how to use synthesizers such as Serum to synthesize your own sounds and create Trailer Percussion, Whooshes, Downers, Kicks and Snares, and so on. Unlock the awesome power of digital sound creation.
By the end of this module you’ll be confident in using synthesizers to create kickass trailer sound effects.
In this chapter I will be showing you how I planned, created and designed the sounds for my successful and highly sought-after trailer SFX library AVA: INSTINCT that can be heard across the industry right now.
You’ll get a first-hand, in-depth walkthrough of how I created sounds like Braams, Whoosh-hits, Risers, and more.
How To Get Your Sounds Out There
After you know how to plan, record, process and manipulate your own amazing sound effects, it’s only proper for you to know how to actually getting them out there in the world, based on my own experience and success.
Whether it’s through licensing them to trailer houses, or if it’s creating your own library to sell to other composers and sound designers – I will show you how.
Full Trailer Cue Breakdown
For the final part of the course, we will look at how to create a sound design trailer cue with our self-created Trailer FX – something that could be heard in the big cinemas.
Bonus Chapter! I have included a bonus chapter where you will know my favorite resources, such as articles, links to free plug-ins and sample packs, inspiring videos on famous sound designers, and more.
We don’t want any unhappy students. If we didn’t meet your expectations, get in touch within 21 days of purchase, and we’ll give you every penny back – no questions asked. But we’re so confident you’re gonna dig the course, we’re willing to take that risk. If you’re for some reason unhappy, get in touch within 21 days and we’ll issue you a refund and even let you keep the bonuses. So, see you on the inside?
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Meet Your Instructor
Karél is a Sound Designer, Producer and Mixer. His sounds were used in theatrical trailers like Justice League, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Fantastic Beasts and more. He also produced the AVA – INSTINCT Trailer Sound Effects Library. Karel moved from France to LA to study orchestral score mixing under Brad Haehnel. They worked on Life of Pi and The LEGO Movie together. After that, Karel founded his own publishing company, Dissona Musika, and went freelance into the world of trailers.
On the side, Karel loves to help out other composers by providing cool sounds. He designed synths for Inon Zur on Fallout 4, and most recently worked with Thomas Roussel on Prequell.
Absolutely! These highly practical methods, secrets and techniques are of a level that even professional sound designers would have a lot of use for. I have broken down the most important methods and techniques for understanding how to create a massive sound, put together unique and interesting SFX, twisting your sounds, mixing and even landing fantastic placements with your sound design. All of this is useful for sound designers that already have some experience.
Trailer Sound Design is a course aimed towards beginner to intermediate sound designers and composers that want to get a solid understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques in the world of trailer sound design, to get that massive sound and be equipped with all the tools you need to create amazing sound design.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.