FOCAL – Foundation for professional training in cinema and audiovisual media
FOCAL offers further training opportunities to professionals in the film and audiovisual fields. The seminars, colloquiums and workshops set up in Switzerland and other European countries provide knowledge and skills that can be put into immediate practice. At the same time, these events serve as a platform for questioning conventional work models and methods, and for exchanging ideas away from the pressure of everyday demands.

TONSTURM releases royalty free, high quality sound effect libraries for sound designers who work in the field of films, games, and arts or anyone who is serious about sound design and soundeffects.It was founded by Tilman Hahn and Emil Klotzsch. Both work as Sound Designers and Sound Editors in Cologne, Germany and share the passion for recording sounds. They created this platform not just to provide unique sound effects, but also to live out their passion.

Sound Effects and Royalty Free Music
Sound Effects and Royalty Free Music library provides over 100,000 professional quality sounds and music tracks for use in film, video, animation, documentary, and new media projects. The audio product offered by is made by professional sound designers for other professional and serious amateur sound designers.

Designing Sound
A blog dedicated to the world of sound design for visual media. Articles, tutorials, interviews. Excellent.

SoundWorks Collection
Created by Director Michael Coleman, SoundWorks takes you behind the scenes and straight to the dub stage for a look into audio post-production for feature films, video game sound design, and original soundtrack composition.

ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln
A full study and further education institution featuring a Bachelor of Arts in “Editing Picture and Sound” alongside specialisations in Screenwriting, Directing and Creative Producing.

Dynamic Interefence
A blog about techniques, concepts and the workflow of sound design featuring the Sound Design Challenge.

Music of Sound
The New Zealand sound design site from Tim Prebbles.

A serial publication about cinema and related arts, edited and published by Ilona Halberstadt. Past editions contain articles  by musicians about music and film, including Howard Skempton on John Cage, Katharina Wolpe on Glenn Gould, and Michael Parsons of the Scratch Orchestra on films of the North Pole. PIX3, published in January 2001, features poems by Mani Kaul. Go to site for further information about content and how to buy.

Shooting People
The international networking organisation dedicated to the support and promotion of independent filmmaking

InSight explores the theory and practice of film, video and screen media through short courses, intensive workshops and masterclasses with internationally renowned filmmakers, artists and theorists.

Filmsound Daily
News and blogs covering feature post sound

Mix Magazine
The world’s leading magazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry. Mix covers recording, live sound and production, broadcast, audio for film and video, and music technology.

National Film and Television School
The UK’s national centre of excellence for postgraduate education in film and television with MA courses in Sound Design and Composition

A magazine championing innovation and diversity in form and culture for independent film and the moving image

Industry body supporting skills and training for UK creative media industries

Dolby Laboratories

Unheard Film Festival
The international festival for cinematic sound, offering screenings, masterclasses, seminars, competitions and network meetings.

European Documentary Network
EDN supports, stimulates and creates networks for professionals working in the European documentary sector.
Learning space dedicated to the art of Film Sound Design.

Mobile Sound
Sound, Mobile Media, Art & Culture

Montreal film journal covering film festivals, retrospectives, film forums and both popular and more academic events

Senses of Cinema
Online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema

The Third Coast International Audio Festival
Created by Chicago Public Radio to support producers and other artists creating audio documentary and feature work of all styles.

Doc House
Supporting documentary in the UK through public screenings, masterclasses, festivals, education and training

Falling Tree Productions
Site for London-based radio producer, Alan Hall.

London facilities house and renowned training provider for video and audio

Focus Film’s website for “grown-up movie lovers”.
A very eclectic site for audio and music covering technology, software, plug-ins, events, music reviews, etc., including a wonderful section devoted to electric guitars.

Ääni Elokuvassa (Sound in Film)
Technology and work-flow solutions for location recording and sound post aimed at the amateur, semi-pro and student filmmaker (in Finnish).