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An Investigation Into Plausibility In the Mixing of Foley Sounds In Film And Television

Hughes, Braham C. and Wakefield, Jonathan P. (2015) An Investigation Into Plausibility In the Mixing of Foley Sounds In Film And Television. In: 138th International Audio Engineering Society Convention 2015, 7th - 10th May 2015, Warsaw, Poland.

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This paper describes an experiment that tested the plausibility of a selection of post-production audio mixes of Foley for a short film. The mixes differed in the implementation of four primary audio mixing parameters: panning, level, equalisation and the control of reverberation effects. The experiments presented test subjects with mixes in which one of the four primary parameters was altered whilst the rest remained at levels deemed to conform to an ‘industry standard’ reference mix which had been verified by an expert industry practitioner. Results show that there is a statistically significant affect on plausibility of using even slight dynamic variation of pan, level and equalisation control to enhance the perception of realism of Foley that move in a scene.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visual Bias, Music Technology, Film Sound Mixing, Plausibility
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering > Music Technology and Production Research Group
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Depositing User: Braham Hughes
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 14:13
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 14:17


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