Spring 2021 - CA 232 D100

Film Sound (3)

Class Number: 8248

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CA (or FPA) 131.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Through lectures, demonstrations and studio work, students will be introduced to several aspects of location sound recording and audio post production for film and video. Topics will include synchronization systems and techniques, editing, music scoring, mixing and both analog and digital sound technology. Students with credit for FPA 232 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

Through lectures, discussions, and watching films, students will be exposed to film sound. They get practical hands-on experience in creating sound for film, along with a grounding in the history and theory of film sound. Projects will include practical assignments to develop skills in sound editing and design for film and facilitate critical thinking about sound in film.

Grading

  • Participation and attendance 10%
  • Tutorials 60%
  • Final Sound Design Project 25%
  • Final Exam 5%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

  1. headphones (preferably acoustic isolating)
  2. external storage (250GB minimum)

RECOMMENDED READING:

Sound for Film and Television, Holman, Tomlinson

Film Art, an Introduction, Eds. Bordwell, David & Thompson, Kristin

The Sound Effects Bible, Viers, Ric

Sound Man, Patton, Richard

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).