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A movie sound track consists of several different elements - the dialogue, which can either be the original production audio recorded on set or ADR, the music, Foley, and then the sound effects track.  Sound effects consist of both the ambience of the location as well as the sound design for the scene.
In this module, you will learn the process of creating a compelling sound effects track for your movie, where to find high quality sound effects, how sounds effects and Foley work together, how to find a balance with the dialogue and music, and the role of the sound effects editor.
Create a sonically-engaging experience for your audience and gain the knowledge you need to maximize the impact of the sound design in your film.


  • 24:49 video that takes you through the sound effects design process
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • The difference between sound effects and Foley
  • How to use ambience to help create the world
  • Where to find high-quality sound effects
  • Techniques for layering and mixing sound effects
  • How to create compelling sound design
  • Scheduling and budgeting requirements for sound design
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