National Film and Television School

Sound Design for Film and Televisio

National Film and Television School
In Beaconsfield

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Typology Course
Location Beaconsfield
Duration 2 Years
  • Course
  • Beaconsfield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

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Where and when
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Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield Studios Station Road, HP9 1LG, Buckinghamshire, England
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Starts On request
Location
Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield Studios Station Road, HP9 1LG, Buckinghamshire, England
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· Requirements

In the Post Production department, we are looking to assemble a group of students with diverse and varied backgrounds. There is no 'typical' student or perfect candidate who conforms to a mandatory list of qualifications. Applicants are likely to have some industry experience, or training in their chosen field. Your background may be in the arts or other media, you might be looking for a further professional qualification or wish to broaden your knowledge of sound production, taking you to a higher level of work ...

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What you'll learn on the course

Sound

Course programme

Sound Design for Film and Television
With a grounding in location recording techniques, Sound Design students train in all aspects of audio post-production, developing the techniques and creative awareness required as dubbing editors, sound designers and dubbing mixers. The components of the soundtrack – dialogue, atmospheres, Foleys, ADR, designed fx and music – are explored in detail using facilities rivalling those of the best audio post-production houses. With a firm emphasis on storytelling, students develop an aesthetic awareness integrated with technical expertise, encouraging them to be collaborators from an early stage in all productions and throughout the whole post-production process.

Curriculum

YEAR ONE

A series of exercises focusing on sound editing and mixing techniques

Workshops with Editing and Composing students:

  • Abstract Film Workshop
  • Without Images - a sound-only project
  • Animation Exercises
  • Shooting the Scene - writing and directing a scene to learn the basics of scene structure

  • Short documentary - sound recording
  • Without Words - posting a short fiction film shot without dialogue
  • Documentary Poetry - exploring the use of non- synchronous sound and music
  • Animation projects - the application of music and
    sound effects
  • 1st year Fiction film - collaborating with all other departments
  • Cross Spec - an introduction to film language and storytelling involving all departments

  • YEAR TWO

  • Investigative Documentary - sound post for the major 1st year Documentary production
  • Remixing the 1st year Fiction film tracks
  • Advanced editing, design and mixing techniques
  • 2nd Year Fiction production, shot on Digibeta
  • Graduation films in documentary, fiction and animation

  • On the short films and 2nd Year films, Sound Design students work as sound supervisors, creating the track from pre-production through to the mix.
    Entry RequirementsIn the Post Production department, we are looking to assemble a group of students with diverse and varied backgrounds. There is no 'typical' student or perfect candidate who conforms to a mandatory list of qualifications. Applicants are likely to have some industry experience, or training in their chosen field. Your background may be in the arts or other media, you might be looking for a further professional qualification or wish to broaden your knowledge of sound production, taking you to a higher level of work.

    Application materials must include visual materials (video or stills) with an associated soundtrack that you have constructed; and a short recording of dialogue, or a sound montage with speech, that you have post-produced.
    Apply with
  • Short video/DVD you have recorded or tracklaid or mixed
    or
  • Short video/DVD for which you have created the soundtrack

  • and
  • Short sound montage including speech

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