I am happy to announce that Ric Viers' latest textbook, The Location Sound Bible, is without a doubt the best book that I have read on the specialized topic of recording location dialogue and sound effects for filmmaking.
One of my favorite textbooks is Audio Production and Postproduction by leading audio professional Woody Woodhall, CAS. This introductory, comprehensive text of audio practices for both production and post-production sound, emphasizes the importance of recording the sound properly on the set and explains the postproduction audio process as a creative collaboration that enhances the story and is not merely a “fix” for various audio problems.
The Sound Effects Bible is the complete guide to recording, editing, and designing your own sound effects. If it snaps, crackles, pops, crashes, booms or bangs, it can be found somewhere in this first-ever book on the black art of Foley and sound effects. This definitive book covers microphone selection, field recorders, the ABCs of digital audio, understanding digital audio workstations, building your own Foley stage, designing your own editing studio, sound design, and much more.