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the art of sound recording & editing

the art of sound recording & editing

Sound Capture Class: January 29 and January 31 | 6pm - 10pm

Sound Editing Class: February 5 and February 7 | 6pm - 10pm

Location: WFG Media Lab
Registration Fee: 125 – 150
Instructor: Joel Mierau

the art of sound recording & editing

Sound Capture Class: January 29 and January 31 | 6pm – 10pm

Sound Editing Class: February 5 and February 7 | 6pm – 10pm

This is a 4 day course for those interested in the art of sound recording and the process of sound editing for music/film and composition. 

Sound Capture: This is a two day workshop for those interested in learning more about the art of sound recording. The course will discuss the basics of field recording and approaches to working with sound in different environments and will also touch on the roles of sound recording techniques for film & music. Participants of the workshop will gain the entry level knowledge of sound recording which they will be able to apply to capturing better sound within their own projects. (below is a syllabus of what will be covered during the workshop)

Day 1: Introduction to Sound Recording
• listening & acoustics
• the art of capturing sound
Understanding the Sound Recording Equipment
• a basic field recording kit vs. a production recording kit
• location sound vs. the studio environment
• recorders & microphones
• routing audio signal
• discussion/questions

Day 2: Approach & Sound Recording Techniques
Approach

• mindset (listening/focus/awareness)
• intention
• goals
• Workflow
• organization & personal preference
• understanding the roles of a sound recordist
• identifying audio related problems & finding solutions
Sound Recording Techniques & Processing
• setting up wireless microphones
• mic placement
• using a boom pole
• avoiding unnecessary noise & wind noise
• basic equalization & dynamics control: limiting & distortion
• discussion/questions

Sound Editing: This is a two day workshop for those interested in learning more about the process of sound editing for music/film and composition. The course will discuss the basics of sound editing and approaches to working with sound before the mixing stage. Participants of the workshop will gain the knowledge of basic sound editing and the role of the editing processes which they will be able to apply to their own projects with the intent of improving creativity & quality. (below is a syllabus of what will be covered during the workshop)

Day 3: Introduction to Sound Editing
Introduction
• sound editing + listening
• separating the sound edit from the sound mix
Sound Editing Techniques
• workflow: prep/notes/listening
• role of the editor
• identifying audio related problems
• balances • transitions + fades • discussion/questions

Day 4: Approach & Introduction to Intermediate Editing Techniques
Approach
• mindset (listening/focus/awareness)
• intention
• goals
Introduction to Intermediate Editing Techniques + Processing
• workflow: templates/routing/time management
• different types of editing
• equalization
• noise reduction
• dynamics + distortion
• reverbs + sibilance
• discussion/questions

Instructor Bio: Joel Mierau is a sound artist and freelance sound engineer. Over the past 9 years living in Winnipeg, they have worked as a sound recordist, editor, boom operator & mixer taking on numerous roles on projects within the art community & the music/film industry. They are also the Technical Co-ordinator and Sound Recordist for the annual send+receive festival and an instructor/board member of Video Pool Media Arts Centre.

REFUND POLICY

Notice Given:                                           Eligible for:

At least 7 days prior to start date             Full refund

7 days to 48 hours prior to start date     Full refund less 20% administration fee

Less than 48 hours prior to start date     No refund

-The Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to cancel any course where the minimum registration has not been met. Anyone registered for a course that has been cancelled is eligible for a full refund, Cancelled course fees may also be used towards any other Winnipeg Film Group training programs.

 

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