Essential Elements of Film Sound 1

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Kód Zakončení Kredity Rozsah Jazyk výuky Semestr
311EFS1 zápočet 2 30 hodiny výuky za celý semestr (45 minut), 28 až 38 hodin domácí příprava anglicky zimní

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Jméno vyučujícího (jména vyučujících)



Introduction and discussion of basic film sound concepts, properties and aesthetics of sound, and theory and elements of the film soundtrack.

Discussion of the actual film production process at FAMU.

The voice in cinema: the many possible uses of dialogue and narration/voiceover.

Understanding ambient sound: the importance of location.

Working with music (and composers).

Uses of media and devices such as telephone, radio, TV, computer, etc.

Working with actors from a sound perspective.

Understanding the tasks and responsibilities of the location sound recordist.

Post-production: sound design and mixing of film soundtracks.

Many clips will be shown from a broad variety of source films, across the spectrum from classic mainstream Hollywood and international films to more obscure avant-garde and experimental films.

Výsledky učení

This course is a complete overview of the fundamental elements of film sound from the filmmaker's perspective, meaning we will investigate and discuss topics primarily from the viewpoint of how sounds are used in film and why. From theory through practical application, all aspects and functions of sound in film will be examined in detail, with an extra focus on the specific issues and challenges you will face making your films this year.

Students should emerge from this course with a basic understanding of how to conceptualise, prepare and create sound for a film from script through production and post-production.

Předpoklady a další požadavky

No requirements for registration. Course is required for APP directors.


Sound Theory, Sound Practice by Rick Altman

Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen by Michel Chion

The Voice in Cinema by Michel Chion

[and any other book by Chion]

Hodnoticí metody a kritéria

Attendance and participation. Short test and written assignment at the end of the semester.


This is a mainly non-technical course, meaning we will not discuss which microphones to use or on-set techniques – that happens in my other course: Technical Sound Production

Rozvrh na zimní semestr 2022/2023:

místnost 107
Učebna 1 (FAMU)

(Lažanský palác)
(přednášková par. 1)

Datum Den Čas Vyučující Místo Poznámky Č. paralelky
Po 17:20–18:55 George CREMASCHI Učebna 1 (FAMU)
Lažanský palác
přednášková par. 1

Rozvrh na letní semestr 2022/2023:

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