20 credits at level HE4
In this module students will develop an understanding of analogue and digital audio formats and standards for subsequent manipulation in non-linear editing software. Students will acquire audio in different formats, from a range of sound sources, and for different purposes in the video or sound recording industries. Students will critically analyse contemporary cinematic and sound design, with emphasis of sound and image and audience perception.
Students will receive hands-on training in non-linear audio management, narration editing, sound effects, music editing, and automated mixing. Classes will normally be divided into a classroom component and a laboratory component, the latter giving students regular instructor-supervised laboratory time with the industry standard audio editing application.
Audio formats and standards; Non-linear editing applications; Sound recording industry standards; Narration editing, sound effects, music editing, and automated mixing; Understanding of different genres; Perceptions of sound and image; Use post-production audio techniques; Use safe working practices at all times; Evaluate audio for subsequent editing; Research; Presentation and peer evaluation.
The initial sessions will be laboratory/classroom based with subsequent lessons spent working on practical projects with production equipment on site as well as on location. The project designs are negotiated with the students and project plans are researched and produced. Module content is student led and production formats can include music videos, soundtracks to movies, song and radio formats.
For the assessment, students will conduct a research project to show understanding of audio standards and formats and investigation of a variety of techniques and concepts used in the audi industry, film and TV genres. They will critically evaluate the use of sound within these genres to create mood and narrative. Students will undertake preparatory research critically evaluating the work of others, and then produce an edited sequence from captured or stock footage of approximately 3 minutes. They will present their practical work to their peers together with their reflective evaluation and action plan for improvement.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to demonstrate understanding of a variety of techniques and concepts used in the audio industry, film and TV genres, and critically evaluate the use of sound to create mood and drive narrative within a variety of genres.||
1.1 identify and critically examine a variety of film /TV genres and the use of sound within these genres.
1.2 critically evaluate the use of sound to create mood and drive narrative within a variety of genres.
1.3 (a) select an appropriate sound technique for your assessed project and (b) justify your choice.
|2.||Understand how to acquire, create and manage audio in an appropriate format for subsequent editing.||
2.1 acquire and manage audio in an appropriate format for subsequent editing.
2.2 create and manage audio in an appropriate format for subsequent editing.
|3.||Be aware of a range of platforms and codecs suitable for a variety of outputs and demonstrate the ability to output to a chosen format.||
3.1 chose and apply an appropriate codec for specified output.
3.2 justify your choice in terms of quality and suitability.
|4.||Critically evaluate others’ work for quality, suitability, impact.||4.1 critically evaluate others’ work for quality, suitability, impact.|
|5.||Critically evaluate your sound product for quality, suitability, impact and plan for improvement of your work in this area.||
5.1 justify and critically evaluate your sound product in terms of quality, suitability and impact.
5.2 devise an action plan for improvement of your work in this area.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Project -preparatory research critically evaluating the work of others -production of an edited sequence from captured or stock footage of approximately 3 minutes||Presentation of 10minutes and supporting documentation of 1,500 words -Reflective evaluation of the practical work and processes engaged in (approximately 500 words) -Justification (500 words) -Action plan (Approximately 500 words)||Research portfolio -identify and critically examine a variety of film /TV genres and the use of sound within these genres -critically evaluate the use of sound to create mood and drive narrative within a variety of genres (500 words)|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Holman, T. (2002) ‘Sound for Film and Television’ Focal Press, Oxford, London; UK
Honthaner, E. (2001) ‘The Complete Film Production Handbook’ Focal Press, Oxford, London; UK
Pohlmann, C. (2000) ‘Principles of Digital Audio’ McGraw-Hill, New York; USA
Rumsey and McCormick (2002) ‘Sound and Recording’ Focal Press, Oxford, London; UK
Wyatt, H. Amyes, T. (2004) ‘Audio Post Production for Television and Film: An introduction to technology and techniques: An Introduction to Technology and Techniques’ Focal Press, Oxford, London; UK
Weiss, A. (2001) ‘Experimental Sound and Radio’ The MIT Press, Massachusetts; US
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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