The last thing you want is for your audience to be distracted by bad sound. Production sound frequently requires editing in order to produce a clean, consistent audio track. Proper sound editing will save you valuable time (and money) when it comes time for the final mix.
Sound design is the process of searching for (and often creating) the perfect set of sounds to complement your film. The first step in this process involves watching the film (in a spotting session) to establish an aural aesthetic and identify sound cues that will add to the story.
Foley + Sound Effects
While SFX libraries are a great resource for finding sound effects to bring life to your film, there will always be certain parts in every project that require the creation of custom sounds. This is where SFX and foley recording come in.
The mixing process brings together all audio elements of a project: dialogue, sound effects, foley and music to create a soundscape that matches the desired visual aesthetic. This is the final step in the post production audio process.
ADR + Voiceover
When recording sound on set, not everything you capture is going to be usable. ADR (also known as "dubbing") is the process of replacing bad location sound with dialogue that has been cleanly recorded in a studio.
Music can serve several purposes that are either important on the emotional side of the movie or help/enhance the storytelling.
it establishes setting; it creates atmosphere; it calls attention to elements; it reinforces or foreshadows narrative developments; it gives meaning to a character's actions or translates their thoughts; and it creates emotion.
Audio post production
If you are planning to shoot a film, or have just wrapped shooting and are looking for a recording studio or mixing house to build your post production team, Sweet Spot Studio can help you. We have experience with foley recording, sound effect design, audio restoration, mixing of soundtrack and score music, ADR, and everything you need to polish the audio recording of your film to your satisfaction.
Mix engineer and sound designer Massimo Filippini and his team made up of professionals, brings years of experience with audio post production for film. Let us help you clean up the audio quality of your dialog, mix in your soundtrack, sound effects and score.
We have a measured, treated and balanced control/mix room, the Emmy Award winning iZotope RX and oZone software, a suite of Waves, iZotope, Digidesign and years of experience working with these tools to help us restore, enhance and prepare your audio for presentation.
We also have built up a massive sound effects library of over 300.000 sound effects of every weapon, vehicle, fight sound, or 5.1 ambient you could possibly ever imagine. You name it, we have it. On top of that we have all the equipment to do foley/field recordings to design any new custom effects to suit your needs.
A few questions which would allow us to scope your project timeline and cost are:
1) What format do you want your final audio in: stereo 2.1 or surround 5.1?
2) How long is, or will the final edit of your film be?
3) When will you have your picture lock (final edit)?
4) What is your deadline for the completed project?
5) Are there any significant audio problems that need to be fixed?
6) Will you be scheduling your actors to do ADR work in the studio, and how much?
7)How much foley and sound effect design work will you need?
8)Do you have a score already, or composer lined up to write your music cues?
Please include the answers to these questions in an email to us, and we will get back to you with an estimated project timeline and projected cost for audio post production. Email.