Technical Sound Production and Post-production

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311TSP Z 1 30 hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 3 to 8 hours of self-study English winter and summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to record basic professional-level production film sound. Students will work directly on film sets of APP directors (and possibly other FAMU programs).

Mode of study

Six sessions of hands-on training with the basic sound recording set used for FAMU film productions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No previous recording experience required.

Course contents

Complete introduction to small-scale production sound techniques:

We will also discuss the sound recordist's role and responsibilities on set, understanding the script from a sound perspective, and communicating with the director and the rest of the crew.

Recommended or required reading

Location Sound Bible by Ric Viers

Sound Design by David Sonnenschein

Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen by Michel Chion [and any other book by Chion]

Sound Theory, Sound Practice by Rick Altman

Assessment methods and criteria

Each student will be required to record sound on-set for one FAMU/APP student film.


In addition, each student can sit in and observe one final mixing session each semester from the film(s) they have recorded.

Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

starts Oct 5, 12, 19, Nov 2, 9, 16
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 09:00–10:35 George CREMASCHI
starts Oct 5, 12, 19, Nov 2, 9, 16 parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans