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SOUND DESIGNER


Sound Design involves creating sound and music for films, video, live shows, museum exhibits and other media purposes.  Sound Design involves using sound for creating a mood or emphasizing visual elements (or videogame elements).

Some Sound Designers work with a team of specialized individuals including a composer and engineer but these days many do it all themselves, including Foley work (sound effects).

Sound Designers need to be aware of the visual illusions they are augmenting and supporting. The need to be aware of a sound's placement in a film shot, as well as how that sound may be affected by other elements of the shot. For example, a foghorn in the distance during a rain storm would not work if the shot showed the ship testing it's horn at the dock during a quiet afternoon. Likewise, fast energetic music might not properly support a slow tense bomb defusing scene (although I suppose it could be cool).