Course Code: FMTV 253
Academic Year: 2020-2021
This course is designed to explore the art and craft of sound recording, sound editing and sound mixing and the role that each discipline plays in studio-bound filmmaking. Through in-class exercises and individual and group projects, students develop skills as sound recordists, boom operators, sound editors and sound mixers. Students study sync sound recording, sound editing and mixing. Students record, edit and mix sound for a short studio drama. Students follow the workflow from pre-production, production and post-production to the "deliverables" stage. Special emphasis is placed on pre-production planning; technical specs, including formats and naming protocols; and the relationship between the picture post and sound post departments. Industry standards are introduced and adhered to. Students learn Pro Tools non-linear sound editing software in greater detail. They also study the practices and techniques of audio post-production for film: dialogue, sound effects, ambiences and music editing and mixing.