NOTE: This sound design lecture was held at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ on April 24, 2019. The topic was maximizing dynamic range to achieve dramatic affect in film and video. Marc A. Gallo conducted the lecture. It was hosted by David DeLizza, Adjunct Professor in the Music Department at Rowan University.
This lecture discusses the technique of maximizing dynamic range by exploiting gain structure to make motion and picture more dramatic. Machiavelli Funeral Homes, an animation produced by the artist Gallospole, is referenced during the study. Digital Performer serves as the digital audio workstation.
The following sound design questions are addressed…
- Why maximizing the full dynamic range increases the dramatic impact of quiet and loud sounds when juxtaposed together
- How compressors and limiters with extreme settings, instantiated on subgroups and the sub master, will significantly reduce the dynamic range
- Why mixing a sound design project is markedly different than mixing a music project (Hint: Mind The Meters)