Sound Design

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The Creative Use of Sound Effects in Portlandia

Published on January 31st, 2013 | by David Forshee

Portlandia, in case you haven’t seen it, is a sketch comedy television show from Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen and Wild Flag’s Carrie Brownstein.  The show, as the name implies, features the city of [&hellip... Read More


Sound Of The Day

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Chimpanzee Hoots to Rile Up Your Inner Monkey

Published on December 12th, 2012 | by PSE

Were you aware that Chimps, still endangered by habitat destruction and poaching for their meat, use tools and weapons to defend themselves? They’ve been known to use hollow sticks in order to extract insects from crevices [&hellip... Read More


Sound Of The Day

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Black Spider Monkey Call for You Social Creatures

Published on November 16th, 2012 | by PSE

If the rainforest were like high school, then black spider monkeys—despite longish arms some might call freakish, or at least disproportionate—are basically the popular kids. Quite the socialite, the black spider monkey tends to hang in [&hellip... Read More


Sound Recording

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Strange Places to Plant or Hide Lav Microphones

Published on November 15th, 2012 | by Laura Sinnott

In my years of recording sound effects and dialogue for film and commercial production I have hidden microphpones, mostly lav microphones, in all kinds of places (as I’m sure most sound recordists have). I’ve planted microphones [&hellip... Read More


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