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The Beauty and Quirks of Theater Lighting

13/07/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Lighting design in theater is far more than just making sure that the audience can see the action and actors on stage. While that is an important goal, lighting in theatre can also be used to establish the time or [...]

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Recording To Tape: A Historical Perspective

29/06/2018, Author: Audio Academy

During World War II, a German company called Telefunken developed what is now called the reel to reel tape machine. In Germany, it was called the Magnetophon. At the time, a Lieutenant J. Herbert Orr worked in the U.S. Signal [...]

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5 Common Stage Lighting Mistakes To Avoid

22/06/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Whether it is a play, a concert or a performance like Cirque du Soleil (coming soon to India), lighting is an integral and irreplaceable part of an event. In fact, there are many famous bands that count their lighting directors [...]

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Punk, Indie & DIY Aesthetics

02/06/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Throughout history, music has been a force that has given rise to many cultural movements, spanning fashion, art and design to film and media. The punk counterculture of the mid-1970s and 1980s emerged initially out of dingy London basements and [...]

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The Brilliance of Walter Murch

26/05/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Pioneer, Sound Designer, Film Editor Multiple Academy award winner, Walter Murch is known as the Godfather of sound design. Also known for his expertise in film editing, he has won Academy awards in both categories multiple times. Murch is credited [...]

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Foley Sound in Animated Movies

21/05/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Movies transport us to worlds that we are not physically in, thanks largely to the Foley artists, who create an auditory experience that is brilliant. Besides the dialogue and music, everything that the audience hears during the movie are Foley [...]

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Foley Sound: The History and Magic

16/04/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Movies are magical in the way they give us such a multi-sensory experience and one of the most crucial aspects in movies that can make or break our experience is sound. Almost every sound that the audience hears at the [...]

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The Evolution of Musical Genres As An Effect of Countercultural Movements

26/03/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Looking back in time there have been many musical genres that arose out of counter culture or social justice movements. The music of a particular era often is a peek into the history and culture of that specific period. As [...]

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Do Musicians Make For Better Language Learners?

24/02/2018, Author: Audio Academy

When it comes to music and its relationship to language learning, it is logical that paying close attention to pitch and rhythm gives musicians an advantage when it comes to language learning. Music and language have many similarities. Both are [...]

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Analogue tape recording VS Modern digital recording

14/02/2018, Author: Audio Academy

It has been many years since 2500-foot reels of magnetic tape began to be put into storage in favour of computer hard drives capable of recording music faster and cheaper than ever before. But decades after the digital revolution, the [...]