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Sound Design Laboratory

Code 13839
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cinema
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
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
- Sound jobs
Main Bibliography BEAUCHAMP, Robin, Designing sound for animation, New York, Focal Press, 2013
CHION, Michel, A audiovisão: som e imagem no cinema, Lisboa, Texto & Grafia, 2011
COOK, Nicholas, Analysing Musical Multimedia, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1998
HENRIQUE, Luís, Acústica Musical, Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2007
HUBER, David M., Modern Recording Techniques, New York, Focal Press, 2005
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 - With a weight of 70% in the final evaluation, two assignments are expected (30+40%): one essay (audiovisual or text) focused on sound, the other being a soundtrack (all sounds) for moving images.
- The remaining 30% covers attendance, class participation, with special importance given to the completion of the proposed practical work (focused on the use of reference procedures). Students must be present in at least 10 classes.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-02-24

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