February 1, 2015 at 10:05PM


Sound Design Help.

Hello all. First of all, please forgive my absence of sound design knowledge, (my skill set falls in the camera department). Anyways, I'm stumped here.

I have a short film that will be shot in the next couple of weeks, and I will also be editing it. We know that there is going to be one scene where a few gunshots are fired.

This film is not action oriented, it's more or less emotion driven, and there isn't a whole lot of big loud noises that go off throughout the video. I wan't those gunshots to boom when they go off, really wake up that particular scene. Actually, I wan't to make them rumble, just like they do in the Furious 7 Trailer, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skpu5HaVkOc (around 00:44)

How would I go about making a gunshot, that sounds pretty neutral in terms of not being too bassy, or too high (again, apologies for my lack of terminology here), sound like one of the gunshots from that trailer.

I know that EQing the sound will have a big play in that, but I am at a loss as to how I can achieve anything close.

Any help much appreciated!

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Hi Thomas,

If i were you and using sound samples I will find some machine guns samples and some single gun shots. and layer them up with so bassy low frequency (kick drum or sine wave)

the machine guns will be the main body of the sound. single shots as the top and attack. and the kick/bassy low freq will gives the bottom that banging sound.

after layered up you can tweak the level of three tracks and combine them together and add a bit a compression and reverb to blend the sounds more glued and natural.

hope this help :)

February 5, 2015 at 3:26AM

Ka Cheung Chan
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