Sound Design, in Video: DesigningSound.tv

“HALO: REACH” Game Audio Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo. Our friends at Designing Sound have been rocking out on that site, with extraordinary original and linked content for sound designers, ranging from work on games, broadcast, and films to sonic exploration for the curious field recorder or producer. (Designing Sound is hosted by CDM and Noisepages – hence the new template, which will benefit from some corrections we’re making over the coming days.) Now, they’ve launched a second site just to pull together video content. If you love sound design of any kind, get ready to curl up on …

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Tutorial: Send Video Between Two Macs, with DV Over Firewire

Capturing the screen as a DV signal over Firewire from Udart (Vibeke Bertelsen) on Vimeo. Udart aka Vibeke Bertelsen writes with a nice hack for video on the Mac: using the ability of FireWire to stream DV, she routes video output of one computer into another. That could make for nice multi-computer processing capabilities. The basic ingredients: the FireWire SDK plus Quartz Composer. My tutorial is a hack for making a quick screen cast from one Mac to another – without the need for any extra hardware apart from a Firewire cable. This way the owners of two Macs will …

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DIY: Look Like a Real Broadcaster with a Mic Flag

Mike Una has written up a fantastic mini-tutorial on how to make your own mic flag — that is, the little oldskool decorations broadcasters put on their mics. (Well, anyway, the oldskool ones looked coolest.) This one seemed a bit better-suited to createdigitalmusic.com, so it’s over there, but imagine it may interest some of you doing your own video production — or get someone to interview you as the VJ superstar you are. How to Build a Mic Flag and Look Like a Real Broadcaster Image: Bob Gowa at the wonderful vintagemicflags.com.

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