Audio for Film
Hiring a film composer is a very unsettling moment for filmmakers as it is usually the first time they have little to no control over the creative direction of their work.
Regular and open communication is vital for a film maker / composer relationship to work. When all is said and done, the film music score should elevate the picture and hold no surprises … for the director.
The primary job of on-set microphones is to capture dialogue. The rest of the audio soundscape is up to the sound designer in post production. Being able to imagine and create a scene’s audio that is believable and expected is an endeavour that involves a great imagination, a good ear and attention to detail.
The best compliment a sound designer can get is to not have his or her work noticed.