Saturday, May 22, 2010

Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest

The Eighth Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest opens June 1. The early deadline is August 2 and the final deadline September 3. We are definitely going to partake in this contest. Read more here.

Film Tips!!!

Additional Apple Sound Editing Tips:
Cleaning up Noisy Audio in Sound Track Pro

The best place to record audio is in a controlled environment like a recording studio.

So what happens when you need to work with some audio that was recorded in less than perfect conditions such as some voiceover that you recorded for use in a podcast?

Most likely, you are going to end up with audio tracks that contain some kind of unwanted noise. This can be anything from the hum of an air conditioner to people chatting nearby. The process of cleaning up audio files is similar to touching up an image in Photoshop. Soundtrack Pro has some great tools to help you touch up your audio quickly and easily. Just follow these easy steps:

Using Set Noise Print to identify the noisy portion of an audio file.

Step 1: Locate the audio file in the browser.
Step 2: Double-click it to open it in the Project window.
Step 3: Drag your cursor over a noisy portion of the file to highlight it.
Step 4: From the Process menu select Noise Reduction > Set Noise Print.
Step 5: Press Command – A to select the entire audio file.
Step 6: From the Process menu select Noise Reduction > Reduce Noise.

Step 7: In the Reduce Noise Heads-up display, press the play button to begin playback. Adjust the Noise Threshold slider to find the right balance of noise reduction and audio quality. Let your ears guide you on this. You don’t have to be a professional audio engineer to know what sounds good.

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