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DMN Podcast Episode 20: Smartsounds Brian DickmanBrian discusses the history and latest tools from Smartsound
I can still feel the chill down my spine as I watched my feature film Fiesta Grand and realized we needed some music to progress a scene through. What was I to do? We had no more money in the budget. My composer did an amazing job but was now booked on Transformers. Royalty free music just wasnt going to cut it.
A friend told me about a similar problem he had and pointed me to Smartsound.com. Oh great now I needed to learn a new program, and sync the tune into my film. I shuddered at the thought. After all, audio wasnt my cup of tea.
Ok I was wrong. Smartsounds Sonicfire Pro 4.5 was not only powerful but extremely simple to learn and use. I used their unique search tool aptly called ?Maestro and found the perfect tune I needed. I was able to make it the exact length, tweak it to really fit into a scene that had some dialogue and action, and really made it sound like something that I paid some good money for.
Sonicfire Pro 4.5 is only $199. What an age we live in.
I was able to get a busy Brian Dickman on the show. I needed some answers from Smartsounds V.P. How could this be so inexpensive? Enjoy.
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David Basulto is an independent filmmaker in Los Angeles. After 17 plus years, David is well versed in all aspects of filmmaking from development to distribution. He produces, directs, edits, and now is addicted to motion graphics and 3d. His last film, Death Clique is in Blockbusters nationwide. David is also the host of the www.filmmakingcentral.com. In his spare time David is an avid gamer and can be found slaying monsters in the world of Vanguard. For more info visit www.davidbasulto.com
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