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Sound Recording & Editing for Artists & Filmmakers


Employing a mix of practical exercises and critical reflection, this introductory weekend course provides an overview of fundamental techniques for recording and editing voice, location and foley sounds for film and art installations using industry standard software and popular, high quality microphones and portable recording devices including recording direct to camera.

Topics include properties of sound, microphone selection and placement, gain structure, effective planning, boom operation, noise limiting and reduction, sound editing, sound dynamics, sound processing and spatial effects, editing sound to picture. Computer experience is required.

Course Outline:

Microphone Selection – Why and when to use.
Applications, characteristics, limitations
Mic type – Dynamic, Condenser, Lavalier, Shotgun, Boundary, Stereo, Binaural
Polar Patterns -Omni, Cardoid, Attenuated, Others

Practical Microphone Placement and Technique
Critical distance, Proximity effect, Shielding, simple acoustic treatments, filtering
Lavalier Mic – Positioning, preventing distortion & rustles
Booming – Positioning, preventing mic bumps
Stereo Mics – Phase issues

Editing Techniques (fades, looping)
Building a mix
Basic sound processing, noise reduction and dynamics (channel strips, EQ and compression)
Insert effects (modulation, filtering, distortion!!!!)
Send effects (delay, reverb)
Automation (of volume, panning etc)
Bussing (sending signals to multiple fx)
Mastering effects (limiting)
Exporting and file types

Courses are open to all individuals aged 16 and over. We cannot accept bookings for participants under this age.

Please read our cancellation policy before booking

WAGED: £145.00

17 June 2017 – 18 June 2017
11:00 – 17:00

Tutor: Gavin Fort

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact info@stills.org or call 0131 622 6200, or visit http://www.stills.org/courses/beginners-courses/sound-recording-and-editing-for-artists-filmmakers

The deadline is Saturday 17 June 2017 at 11:00.


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