Basics of Sound Design Virtual Workshop

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Overview

Films/Movies/Videos are an AUDIO-VISUAL medium which means they contain 50% sound and 50% visual (at times sound even overplays the visual).
 

Though Sound is one of the most talked about subjects in films, it is still the least understood department of filmmaking. It has been observed that captivating sound is one of the most important attributes that separate a professional film from an amateur one. New and aspiring filmmakers rarely give importance to audio/sound because they usually come from or have a background of writing and photography, neither of which have any association with sound. Due to this gap in knowledge we don’t plan properly for sound and sound related tasks which results in a poor quality sound track and eventually takes the viewer’s attention away from your story and visuals. Many short films, low-budget films, and sometimes even big feature films have failed because of this, despite having an interesting story.

 

  • Sound cannot be taught only by lectures or theories but by practicing, listening and understanding it.
  • Your mentor will guide you through the entire workshop using film clips, audio clips, live demonstrations and interactive lectures.
  • Laptops/Computers and Head/Ear phones are recommended while attending the sessions.
  • The Workshop will take place over 2 Weekends. The timings will be 10:00 to 14:00 with a small break.

COMPLETING THIS WORKSHOP WILL HELP YOU:

  • This workshop will work as an ignition/first step towards your understanding of sound in films.
  • Have better working knowledge of the subject which will allow you to confidently deal with Audio/Sound at all stages of Filmmaking.
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of Sound Design.
  • Receive an e-Certificate on completion of the workshop (minimum 80% attendance).
Basics of Sound Design Virtual Workshop

SYLLABUS

Course Objective:

The participants will have a better working knowledge of the subject to confidently deal with Audio/Sound at all stages of filmmaking:

  • Planning (Pre-production)
  • Shooting/Recording (Production)
  • Designing/Editing/Mixing (Post-Production)

     

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Basics of Sound
    • Aesthetic uses
    • Technical aspects
  • Importance of Sound in any A/V medium
  • Essential elements of Sound
    • Dialogue
    • Music 
    • Sound Effects (SFx)
  • What is Sound? How is it produced and propagated?
    • Analogy of sound with ripples
    • Understanding the Human Ear.
    • Ear and Microphone
  • Subjective aspects of Sound and how they can be manipulated to prepare a sound track 
    • Pitch
    • Timbre
    • Sound envelop (Attack-Decay-Sustenance-Release)
    • Rhythm
    • Time and more
  • Continuity of Sound
    • Temporal 
    • Spatial continuity
  • Analog and Digital Sound recording 
    • Basic concepts and characteristics of each medium
    • Chain of propagation from microphone to speakers
    • Basic explanation and characteristics of each element in the chain
  • Evolution of Sound from the first Talkies to the modern day Dolby Atmos
  • Sound Designing – basic concepts, techniques and more
  • The Sound Department
    • Duties and responsibilities of sound personnel at different stages of filmmaking; from pre-production, production to post-production.
  • Post-production
    • Basic cleaning, levelling and layering with semi-professional softwares like “Audacity” or “Wave pad”.

About the Mentor

Subhashis Roy Sound Design Teacher

Subhashis Roy

Sound Mixer & Designer

Subhashis Roy graduated from the Film & television Institute of India (FTII) in Cinema with specialization in Film Sound.
Since then he has the experience of working in the Mumbai Film and TV Industry as a Production Sound Mixer and Designer for more than 13 years.
He has worked on several Documentary Films for Various Foreign productions and channels like Channel-4(BBC), Discovery Atlas, PBS(USA and Canada), AARTÈ(French German channel). And worked for various Award Winnig Indian documentary Films.

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    Paulomi Jayakar

    THOROUGH TEACHING

    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 Oct 2020

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    Kabir Agarwal

    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 Sep 2020
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    Yuvraj Bajaj

    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 Aug 2020
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    Amrita Singh

    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 Aug 2020
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    Tannistha Paul

    Hi. Being a 2nd year Film Design student, this course was more about getting to know about the sound department in films at a basic level. I agree to @Binu. The content was a bit exhaustive for beginners, but I enjoyed knowing the aesthetic aspects of sound design in films. The technical part was informative and I hope to apply the knowledge gained in the future. I enjoyed the movies which were shown during this course. This time I made sure to pay more attention towards the sound design in it rather than the plot. It was very helpful and I enjoyed them very much. I hope to learn more about this part of film making. Thanks to Living Bridge for this course and Subhashis Sir for opening the world of Sound design to me.

    11 Aug 2020
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