Creating Sound for Audio Visual Media
This hybrid production/engineering course is a general overview of audio post-production. It comprises a semester-long project for which students create and finalize the complete soundtrack for an existing film clip. Topics covered include: dialogue replacement; environmental or background sound; sound effects design and editing; Foley; content creation and mixing in surround formats; synchronization; score (music) production; digital asset management; and other technical and aesthetic subjects. Students work together in teams, mirroring the collaborative nature of post-production audio in the real-world professional environment. In-class lectures and demonstrations focus on the practical challenges of completing the project, coaching of projects underway, and operation of the dub stage and associated systems. This course requires extensive out-of-class project work and studio time.