Dan sent in a great question related to class last night;
I just thought of when you said in the last class that hand writing
letters and SFX digitally is harder then on paper. I've thought that
before, but honestly assumed it was because I didn't know what I was
So why is "traditional" easier, especially when it comes to lettering sound effects by hand?
Lettering is much easier digitally-- but I'm talking creating lettering for sound effects on a tablet.
Because we've been doing it for MANY MANY years and digital is new.
Let's look at it this way-- I make some killer scrambled eggs. I'm not talking the dried out over done eggs you're getting at your local diner. I make great scrambled eggs, not boasting, it's truth.
How? I keep the frying pan on low-- I gently stir milk into the eggs, I use a wooden spoon to move them around in the pan in a very slow manner and I use a pan I've been using for years which works great and really keeps the heat even.
Now let's put me in the middle of the woods with a campfire a tin pan, a big metal fork and some powered milk to go in the eggs.
It's not going to be the same, it'll be close, but it's not going to be the same.
Now give me a few years of ONLY making eggs this way and I guarantee you I can get those eggs to be pretty close.
Digital is the same way. You're working with new tools that are similar to the ones you're used to like that tin can and open fire are close to my controlled stove heat and my favorite pan.
Give it some time, and practice and you'll get better results.