Article: The Art of Sound Design

November 7, 2006

by Christine Bunish for POST (November 1, 2002)

‘ “Absolutely,” affirms Tim Gedemer, sound designer with Santa Monica’s Spank! Music and Sound Design (www.spankmusic.com). “The process of creating sound design to picture is inherently subjective and therefore needs to be linked to art. You have to put it in front of people to be judged like music and theatre. And if you buy into film being an art form, then sound design is a subset of that art.” Since sound design is a relatively new discipline, many first-generation sound designers have musical roots. “The skill set required to produce sound to picture – but not musical sound – is similar to the production of music,” he notes.’

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