10 reviews for Basics of Sound Design Virtual Workshop
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Things Fell in Perspective
I am practicing as an amateur filmmaker for the past 10 years. Last year I was even invited to Ukraine to make short documentary films for an Urbanism Festival. However, I don’t have a team, I mostly work alone, sometimes I work with found footage or footage recorded by regular people with no formal interest or training in handling cameras. I myself happen to be in a running and gunning situation. Whereas I can trust others with a camera sometimes but I could never trust anybody with sound unless they are a professional. I have been trying to learn sound design on my own through various online tutorials, books, and some of my friends who have been working with music recording. From my friends, I had some ideas regarding mics, and some of the technical terms, but I always failed to see the big picture. I didn’t know where to start.
This workshop made all those bits and pieces I had learned actively or passively fall in perspective, and more. Through this systematic learning, a lot of things I had seen people do or discuss regarding sound design, started to make sense. Seeing the big picture is still a long way for me, I however have found which direction I need to see.
And if an advanced course on “sound design for films” is on the way then I will be the first one to register.
Thank you.3 December, 2020
I have done film appreciation course before, with FTII, years ago. That course described films as a visual art and we had discussions on history of cinema, story telling, visuals, camerawork, visual editing but sound was not discussed so much. This course on sound design has complimented that earlier experience and has completed my understanding of films. Very efficiently planned lessons and information with an ear for detail and coceptual work both. Technical knowledge was imparted well for beginners. All this in a humble fees frame is unimaginable in today’s times. Thank you Living bridge for promoting the course on facebook. Thank you Subhashis Dada for your time, patience and thoroughness of approach. It was an important milestone for me. All the best!27 October, 2020
Sound Design workshop
Very helpful workshop. A wide range of topics were covered in a short amount of time, providing a good base for further education in this field.
Thanks to Subhashis Sir and the living bridge team for organising this.30 September, 2020Verified Purchase
I liked the clips and movies we were asked to watch. I liked to watch how folly sounds are done in a studio. I liked watching other things we were offered.
But overall, I am sorry to say, that the workshop did not work for me. I felt it was too technical, which maybe sound design is. Thus I found it very boring.
I do not blame our mentor wholly. He was trying to do what he could do. But it wasn’t working.
It is quite possible that this workshop wasn’t meant for me, because I joined this in an impulsive decision to simply learn about film making; also it could have been a ‘wrong time’ for me.
Thank you for offering to take my review.15 August, 2020Verified Purchase
I did this course to continue strengthening my knowledge and foundation of sound, as a location sound recordist and to improve my knowledge of sound design. The course design was extremely well thought of, down to minute particulars. It was also very professionally facilitated especially being a virtual course, course materials and schedules were managed brilliantly. It was also easy on the pocket which is important for freelancers in these times. The best highlight of the course was the way Subhashis sir decoded sounds theory and the technical aspects of sound. Even though I have been professional recording sound since a while, there was still a lot to learn and refresh because things were explained so well and in a simplified form. Also since I didn’t attend film school, to understand sound design from the lens of cinema was very enriching and I loved the homework of watching and understanding the sound design of classic films. My one feedback would be to touch more on practical exercises of post production and sound design on the software or design an advance course for the same, Thankyou so much to Aziz sir and the whole Living Bridge team for organisation this wonderful online course.11 August, 2020Verified Purchase