Academy

The Four Sound Areas

The Four Sound Areas framework presents a novel approach to sound design that enables the reader to more fully appreciate audience emotions and audience engagement; and provides a flexible, practical model that will allow professionals to more easily create and communicate soundtracks with greater emotional significance and meaning.

Of obvious benefit to sound specialists, as well as motion picture professionals such as directors and picture editors, Sound for Moving Pictures also provides valuable insight for others interested in the subject; such as those involved with teaching soundtrack analysis, or those researching the wider topics of film studies and screen writing.

Webinars and tutorials can further bring the Four Sound areas to life.

Season 1

Constructing the soundtrack.

Coming soon… A structured and guided study-at-your-own-pace module.

Season 2

Deconstructing the soundtrack.

Coming soon… A structured and guided study-at-your-own-pace module.

Season 3

Communicating the soundtrack.

Coming soon… A structured and guided study-at-your-own-pace module.

Season 4

Mastering the soundtrack.

Coming soon… A structured and guided study-at-your-own-pace module.

The Fairlight DAW

It’s important to understand that The Four Sound Areas framework is completely independant of any platform that you choose to edit your pictures or sound on: whether you’re an audio practioner working with Pro Tools, Reaper or Nuendo, or a picture editor cutting on Avid, Final Cut or Premiere Pro. 

However, the legendary Fairlight Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), now contained within the FREE professional editing, grading and mixing software DaVinci Resolve, is close to our heart… Because for more than 20 years, Fairlight has been the DAW of choice for Dr. Neil Hillman

Excitingly, this means that a fully-featured Fairlight – a comprehensive professional DAW – is now readily available to picture editors; and happily, no longer out of financial reach to any aspiring sound editor and mixer.

Neil is a DaVinci Resolve Fairlight Certified Trainer and along with his fellow Certified Trainers, bespoke training courses from Operator to Expert levels, with optional official certification, can be arranged to ensure that the full potential of this remarkable suite of post-production software is achieved.

The DaVinci Resolve download and training resources page is located HERE.