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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