Touch the Sound 2

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311TTS2 Z 2 21S English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students broaden their skills - both analytical and practical - in the scope of sound in storytelling. The students will get practical experience of the power and possibilities based on deep insight into theoretical background of the sound design.

Mode of study

lectures with theoretical and practical part

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

1.Use of effect units and understanding them

In this lecture we will walk through the all types of effect and will explain how they operate.


There are several types of synthesis. There are plenty of instruments on the market, some are based on classical synthesis (of specific type), some are hybrids between synthesis and sampler, and they all are powerfull tools in the proces of sounddesign.

3.Workflow in industry (sound)

This lecture will cope with the workflow in sound pre-production, shooting and post production during the creation of a movie. Every stage has its specific problems and needs.

4.Mixing (theory and practice)

Mixing of the movie is the last stage of postproduction, and so it represents usually the last possibility to improve (or even save) your work. We will try to walk you through some examples of how mixing is affecting the final shape of a movie.

Recommended or required reading

Recommended reading:

David Schonnaschein - Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema , Michael Wiese Productions, 2001.

Michel Chion, Walter Murch - Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen, Columbia University Press , 1994

Monaco James – How to read a film: The Art, Technology, Language, history, and Theory of Film and Media, Oxford University Press, 1977.

Recommended films:

A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, 1956)

Rumble Fish (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983)

Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)

The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)

Berberian Sound Studio (Peter Strickland, 2012)

Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)

Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)

No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers, 2007)

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

Schindler's List, (Steven Spielberg, 1993)

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in the practical part


Active participation in guided and non-guided discussions



doc. Mgr. Jakub Kudláč

BcA. Mgr. Martin Stýblo

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