Module Title:Sound for Film
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
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Teaching & Learning Strategies: Theoretical aspects of sound will be covered in lectures to include viewings of visual media productions. Production and post-production techniques will be delivered via practical lab-based learning.
Module Aim: The aim for this module is to give the students the skill sets required to appreciate, plan and produce all aspects of sound for a piece of visual media. This will start at the planning stage, continue to production concepts and culminate with post-production skills with industry-standard software.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of recording location and studio sound for visual media.
LO2 Display knowledge of industry standard audio post-production software and carry out a complete mix on a piece of visual media.
LO3 Troubleshoot problems with sound recordings and gain knowledge with regards to microphone and room choice for different applications.
LO4 Demonstrate creative skills in encoding emotion in visual media through the use of audio multi-track layering.
LO5 Plan, produce and mix a piece of music to accompany a piece of visual media.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Pre-production
Planning for sound. When to plan for ADR (automated dialogue replacement). Learning sound requirements from a RECCE (prior viewing of location) and choosing the appropriate equipment. Scheduling for production and post-production sound.
Production
Location sound techniques. Microphone positioning for different visual media genres. Room sound. Using microphones with different equipment including mixing desks, cameras and field mixers.
Post-production
Knowledge of industry standard audio software applications. Mixing audio for different genres of visual media. Techniques to include ADR, compression & EQ. Choosing between (and blending) digital & analogue signal flows.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Project40.00%
Practical40.00%

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Practicals Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 6.00