SPECIAL SYDNEY APPEARANCE
SPONSORED BY RØDE
Hearing is our most prominent sense: give yourself an edge and create a solid foundation for the advanced use of sound in all of your projects. The 32-city North American Sound Advice Tour: Audio for Filmmakers workshop is coming to Sydney! Designed specifically for filmmakers and video editors, this all-day workshop will teach you expert techniques for working with audio at every stage of your film. From recording to mixing, to fixing problems in post, cutting dialogue, and adding sizzle with sound effects, you will acquire new skills and learn how to use powerful yet inexpensive tools that will expand your audio expertise.
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- Microphone choice and placement
- Field and studio recording
- Recording in stereo or surround
- Proper recording sets yourself
Here’s where it all begins. From scouting locations, to mic choice and placement, to field and studio recording, to recording in stereo or surround, proper recording sets yourself up for success. You’ll learn not only how to select the proper equipment, but also how to utilize it for the best possible results. Plus, you’ll learn how to identify problems in the field and how to minimize their effects during recording so you won’t have to spend time fixing it later in post.
Sound is 50 percent of the movie going experience, and I’ve always believed audiences are moved and excited by what they hear in my movies at least as much as by what they see.
- Understanding of audio formats
- Proper dialogue editing
- Automatic Dialogue Replacement (ADR)
- Organizing metadata
- How to level sounds
Audio formats, proper dialogue editing, ADR (Automatic Dialogue Replacement), organizing metadata, and how to level sounds are all covered in this section. A comprehensive overview of and tools and techniques for fixing audio problems in post, including tools that “Photoshop” audio will add powerful skills to your arsenal. Editing in surround will be covered, as well as proper studio design, room tuning, and how to choose speakers and headphones to give yourself a solid platform from which to edit.
The eye sees better when the sound is great.
- How to choose what effects you’ll need
- When to record or when to use libraries
- How to recording effects and natural sounds in the field
- When to record in mono, stereo, or surround
After learning how to choose what effects you’ll need, you’ll learn when to record or when to use libraries. How to recording effects and natural sounds in the field will be discussed, as well as when to record in mono, stereo, or surround. You’ll learn how to do it yourself with a live recording demonstration covering Foley, Background (Ambience), and Hard Effects, and how to log your effects once you’ve recorded them. You’ll be introduced to different sound libraries, and will learn how to use sounds in your projects from the Sound Essentials collection that is included with your registration.
Video without audio is just surveillance.
- How to choose music , evaluate mood and emotion
- Choose music that is compatible with your sound design
- How to commission original music on a budget
- How to cut to the music
- Benefits of editing
The music is just as important as everything else. You’ll learn how to choose music , evaluate mood and emotion, and choose music that is compatible with your sound design. Sources of music, music libraries, and how to commission original music on a budget will be covered, as well as how to cut to the music and the benefits of editing to a temp track.
In the same way that painting, or looking at paintings, makes you see the world in a different way, listening to interestingly-arranged sounds makes you see a film differently.
- When and how to use reverb, delay, and distortion
- How to EQ, restore, normalize, and level all of your tracks
- Automation and using faders
- Introduction to a variety of control surfaces
- Introduction to routing, bussing, and mixing for 5.1 surround.
Mixing sound is like conducting an orchestra, bringing in all of the elements together into a perfectly synchronized production. You’ll learn when and how to use reverb, delay, and distortion, and how to EQ, restore, normalize, and level all of your tracks for final output at 82db. You’ll gain a solid understanding of automation and using faders, and be introduced to a variety of control surfaces, and will be introduced to routing, bussing, and mixing for 5.1 surround.
Films are 50 percent visual and 50 percent sound. Sometimes sound even overplays the visual.
- The process of sound design
- Expand imagination by creating invented audio representations of visual events
- Learn to add sound elements that weren’t present during recording
- Using a keyboard to create sounds from scratch
This is where is all comes together. The process of sound design is all about bringing your production to another level of engagement. Using all of the previous sections, you’ll be inspired to design sound, heightening the sense of reality and believability by enveloping your audience and bringing them into the scene or environment. You’ll learn to expand imagination by creating invented audio representations of visual events, and will learn to add sound elements that weren’t present during recording to enhance a scene. Using a keyboard to create sounds from scratch will inspire you to boldly go where no sound has gone before.
Sound has the power to make up for substandard visuals, but great cinematography can ever overcome bad audio.
- Breaking down scenes from monumental movies
- Analyze and dissect sound design and literally hear films differently
- Incorporate new techniques and ideas
- Editing, mixing, and designing your own projects
By breaking down scenes from monumental movies, you’ll be able to analyze and dissect sound design and literally hear films differently, giving you the ability to incorporate new techniques and ideas when editing, mixing, and designing your own projects.
Developed in conjunction with Frank Serafine.