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N-APP06: Audio Post Production

N-APP06: Audio Post Production
COURSE INFORMATIONCURRICULUM LAYOUT

OVERVIEW

This Audio Post Production course covers all aspects of post-production, from setting up a professional multi-channel working environment to composing scores for video games, TV and film.

You will be taught the theoretical and technical aspects of post production audio which will then be put to practical use in a professional 5.1. studio environment. Get professional tips and techniques to create unique assets for any project. Learn about cutting edge editing techniques to accelerate your workflow to give you the competitive advantage.

Gain hands on experience on industry standard software to foster a career in post production audio.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Existing knowledge and experience or working on any music DAW is required.

You will be required to complete a prerequisite questionnaire or to submit some of your current productions to determine you current skills level and knowledge after which you will be granted access to the course.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

   Existing Knowledge and experience of working on any music DAW
   Existing Music Production / Recording experience in a home or professional studio environment.
   Basic Knowledge of working with video.
   English Language aptitude: speaking, reading, writing and comprehension.
   Basic Mathematical aptitude.

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS:

   A Passion for music & video.
   Diligence, punctuality and dedication
   An Inquisitive attitude
 

ABOUT CLASSES

We offer two duration formates for the course (over short and long period)

   Short Format classes are presented twice a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) over 8 weeks between 18:00 - 21:00

   Long Format classes are presented once a week (3-hours) over 26 weeks between 9:00 - 17:00

Classes consist of theoretical and hands-on practical sessions in studio where you will use and discuss some of your existing studio projects.

Additional studio- and practical time can be scheduled for production work. Since your lectures are hands-on practical based where theoretical concepts are demonstrated and practiced, it is compulsory to attend all lectures.

Students may book the college facilities and studios during the week other than scheduled class.

PRESCRIBED MATERIAL

TEXTBOOKS

The prescribed course textbooks are not included in the course fee. All other course notes and material are included.

SOFTWARE

The course is presented but (not limited) on the latest version of Pro Tools and Media Composer Digital Audio Workstation Software.

In order to work remotely as well, it is recommended that students obtain their own licenses of the primary software platforms.

HARDWARE

Everything you need to successfully complete the course is provided for on Campus during your sessions.

All enrolled students can book and use the College's fully equipped studios and practice room to complete their practical projects during the course.

If you want to gain more experience in music technology, excel at the software used in the course and be able to complete assessment tasks remotely, it is strongly recommended that you have access to your own DAW setup.

Registerd students qualify for up to 50% student discount on software and hardware.

TOPIC ONE: Introduction to Audio Post Production

Overview of audio post production process
Types of jobs in film, television and gaming industries for audio
Overview of different recording setups.
Overview of different syncing methods.
Concept of the Log Book for the post production workflow process.
Planning for a location recording.
Overview of typical functions of a template.
Setting up templates for sound editing, sound design and mixing applications.
Creating a standardized workflow.
 

TOPIC TWO: Production Recording Techniques

Typical location sound crew and each's function.
Overview and applications of shotgun microphones.
Overview and applications of laviere microphones.
Overview and application of boundary microphones.
Overview and applications of field recorders.
Overview of large scale location recording setups.
 

TOPIC THREE: Introduction to Audio Post Production

Overview of the dialogue editor's function.
Removing room tone from a dialogue track.
Removing production sound effects.
Removing hum, plosives, and scratches.
Matching different microphone perspectives and different takes.
Creating seamless dialogue edits.
Overview and application of the OMF and AAF file formats.
Creating templates for specific purposes.
Overview of X, Futz, and Narration tracks.
Introduction to broadband noise reduction.
Introduction to spectral noise reduction..
Introduction to concept of different levels of sound editing.
 

TOPIC FOUR: Voice Over and Automated Dialog Replacement Recording

Introduction to Automated Dialog Replacement
Overview of typical microphones and microphone techniques for ADR.
Working with actors and voice over artists.
Typical questions about a voice over performance.
Explanation of the use of meta in audio post production.
Overview of industry standard and freeware metadata editors.
Overview of metadata program's functions.
In depth view of metadata's attributes.
 

TOPIC FIVE: Foley

Introduction to foley and its function in film, television and games.
Overview of a typical foley studio.
Overview of the typical sounds covered by foley artists.
Overview of typical props needed in a foley studio.
Foley aesthetics for different media such as film, television and games.
Overview of personnel found in a typical foley recording environment.
Creating and working with cue sheets.
 

TOPIC SIX: Sound Design

Overview of sound design principles.
Overview of sound classification.
Spotting a project with a producer or director.
Creating a sound map and working with a concept based structure.
Layering techniques to create larger than life sounds with commercial libraries and self-recorded sounds.
Techniques to create genre specific sounds.
Analysis of mechanical movement of machines, vehicles and robots.
Techniques to create new ambient spaces.
 

TOPIC SEVEN: Mixing Procedures

Overview of the mixing procedures for large format projects.
Working with automation to create dynamic mixes.
Overview of effects typical in post production scenarios.
Working pre-dub mixes.
Overview of final mix for television.
Overview of rerecording mix for film.
 

TOPIC EIGHT: Introduction to Audio Post Production

Overview of different file formats for different distribution platforms.
Down and up-mixing for different distribution platforms.
Overview of the different encoding formats.
Backing up audio for future use.
Review of all the covered topics in the course.
 

TOPIC NINE: Introduction to Audio Post Production

Overview of audio post production process
Types of jobs in film, television and gaming industries for audio
Overview of different recording setups.
Overview of different syncing methods.
Concept of the Log Book for the post production workflow process.
Planning for a location recording.
Overview of typical functions of a template.
Setting up templates for sound editing, sound design and mixing applications.
Creating a standardized workflow.

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