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Sound Design Fundamentals
Sound Design Fundamentals
A free course on the basics of Sound Design that helps you add power to the animations in your Instagram and Dribbble portfolio. Get to know what the workflow of world-class sound design studios is.
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
Who will benefit from this course?
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
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…
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.