WATCH: The Seven Stages of Sound Design

Even if you’ve done your very best to capture the most pristine on-set sound you possibly could, chances are that more work needs to be done in post.

When Heika Burnison and her team at White Light Audio Inc. begin post-production on any given project, they are taking it through what’s been aptly dubbed ‘The Seven Stages of Sound Design.’ Order and approach varies, but all seven will at the very least be carefully considered. So what exactly are these seven stages of sound design?

ADR. Foley. Dialogue Editing. Sound FX. Background Editing. Music – and Final Mixing.

Heika, co-founder of White Light Audio Inc., will take you through the specifics.



White Light Audio Inc. is a new and exciting sound studio specialized in both on-set recording and post-production. For more about their services, check out their website, and enjoy a quick pitch about what sets them apart from other studios.


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Mads is a Scandinavian-born, Los Angeles-based actor and aspiring film maker. He's dabbled in stunt driving (no one got hurt) and once rescued a baby bunny from his garage.

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