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Sound Design Fundamentals

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Free course on the basics of Sound Design and how to use it in your Instagram shots

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What's the result?

In this minicourse, you’ll dive into a magical world of sound design. Go get your finest headphones right now. On the example of this looped shot, we’ll show you how to set a mood for a scene and delicately emphasize animation with the help of sounds

Level
Newbie ?

You don’t need any preliminary training.

Lessons
4
Duration
1h
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Who will benefit from this course?

Motion designers

Who want to upgrade their works from a portfolio for Dribbble or Instagram

We’ll show you how to fill them with a unique atmosphere and express things that we can’t see, but can hear and feel. What is more, we’ll teach you how to create a perfect loop not only in animation but also in sound

Sound design beginners

Who want to discover the workflow of a world-class sound design studio

We’ll look into all the main stages of sound design production for short animations, besides, we’ll share with you all the most important aspects of work

Course Сurriculum

1. What is sound design

Imagine that motion design is a cake, then sound design is the icing on the cake. Without it, the cake would be just a piece of bread, but it is the icing that makes it the cake. We’ll give you a more detailed explanation in this lecture.

2. Foley effects

The sound of footsteps, hits, and obvious interaction between objects is the basis of sound design. These are the sounds that help a view to fully immerse into all that’s happening on the screen.

3. Creating Ambience

OK, now that the viewer is deep in the scene, what’s next? We need to create a sound of the world in which they are now and give them the right mood. It sounds a bit complicated, but it’s quite feasible in practice.

4. Final touches

After we’ve filled the scene with sounds, we should think of details. Supporting characters, sounds moving from one ear to the other, volume balance — all these aspects will be considered here.

Bonus: Two sound libraries

We’ve created two free libraries with 300+ different sound effects, especially for motion designers. You won’t get anywhere only by using random sounds. You need to select sounds that have a similar style, the same tone and a good quality…

Extra Assignment

Without further practicing, you may forget everything just the other day. Do this assignment in order to keep your knowledge for long (crossed out) forever.

About the author

Dmitry Novozhilov
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Hi guys, I’m Dmitry Novozhilov

Founder of Daruma Audio studio

Since 2012, we have been creating music and sound design for various media projects for companies all over the world, such as Snapchat, McDonald’s, Mastercard, Pornhub, Google, Acronis and many others. Through our works, we want to communicate the importance of sound not only in visual media but in the day to day life as well. In this course, I’ll try to cover in detail the approach we have in our studio to creating sound effects. I hope our experience will help you bring your works to a qualitatively new level of sounding.

Sound Design Fundamentals
  • Two libraries with 300+ sounds for your projects
  • The workflow of a world-slass sound design studio
  • The easiest way to upgrade your portfolio

Sound Design Fundamentals

Free course on the basics of Sound Design and using it for your Instagram shots

Level
Newbie ?

You don’t need any preliminary training.

Lessons
4
Duration
1h
Free
Enroll now

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We have something to offer. Don't stop on your way to mastering the art of sound design! Check out our course, which will make you feel like a fish in the ocean of sounds.