New Education Series: The History of Sound at the Movies

New Education Series: The History of Sound at the Movies and RØDE Microphones have launched a new education series on sound! Starting with the included "intro" video showing the history of sound at the movies, John P. Hess and team have started a six part educational series which, in their own words, will cover science/microphones, recording, editing, foley, and ADR.

"The inclusion of sound at the movies was one of the most dramatic changes in all of film history. Dive into the early experiments of Edison trying to incorporate sound from film's inception, through the experiments in the early 1920s, the Jazz Singer and the industry sound overhaul, and finally the multi-channel surround and modern movie sound technologies."

Since this 33 minute video is just a "teaser," I can only imagine just how large scale the final audio course series will actually be.  For anyone interested in the Audio Engineering industry, or film-making in general, it's worth your time to watch the video and subscribe to the Filmmaker IQ Youtube channel.  Having worked in the film industry myself, it's pretty interesting to hear, (pun intended), where and why the origins of sound with pictures came to be, and how it's grown!

A Frame from the oldest surviving "Kinetiphone" video with sound!

Given how fast technology in both audio and video are changing today, it makes me wonder what next big leap the movie industries will make to make your cinema experiences even more awe-inspiring.

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Chloe Kennedy's picture

Thats very interesting post. I like history of everything a lot. Its like smthing special and unique as for me. from how was developing the Earth in general to how was developing some small things. If you know history you can prevent development of different things i think.When i was studying in university i've never need such help because i was the smrtest at it :)