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Sound Laboratory

Code 12795
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cinema
Entry requirements None.
Mode of delivery In person
Work placements None
Learning outcomes It is intended to lead students to use the fundamental tools for the different areas of work in film sound.
It is also intended that students will be aware of the wide variety of possible combinations between sound and image that they will be challenged to implement. It is intended that the student will be able to (1) create an audio support for moving images, manipulating several of tools available in software and hardware, (2) conceptualize the diferent types of listening expected in the audience and the different types of combination between sound and image, and (3) analyze and discuss with fundamented grounds the different components of sound in audiovisual examples.
Syllabus - Sound: emission, propagation and reception
- Representations of sound
- The viewer and the listening modes
- Audio editing and mixing
- Techniques for capturing audio
- Analysis and application of dynamic, temporal, spatial and digital effects
- Editing MIDI information and using samples
- Spacialization for stereo and multipoint
- Sound and Image: Synchronization, Parallelism and Counterpoint
Main Bibliography CHION, Michel, A audiovisão: som e imagem no cinema, Lisboa, Texto & Grafia, 2011
FONSECA, Nuno, Introdução à Engenharia de Som, Lisboa, Lidel/FCA, 2007
HENRIQUE, Luís, Acústica Musical, Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2007
HUBER, David M. , Modern Recording Techniques, New York, Focal Press, 2005
MARQUES, Miguel, Sistemas e Técnicas de Produção Áudio, Lisboa, Lidel/FCA, 2014
SONNENSCHEIN, David, Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema, Studio City, MWP, 2001
YEWDALL, David, The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, New York, Focal Press, 2007
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria - It will be carried out, with a weight of 30%, a frequency where there will be questions about the physical, technical and aesthetic aspects inherent to working with sound.
- With a weight of 30% in the final evaluation, it is expected that a set of exercises with progressive difficulty will be performed, to be delivered until the date of the test.
- Within a group (normally) a soundtrack will be prepared for moving images. For the remaining 40%, attendance, participation in classes and, especially, commitment to this project group project.
Students must be present in at least 10 lessons.

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Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-17

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