The growing innovation of digital technology in media has changed the perspective on audio post production for film and television. The post production industry is now driven by the advent of digital audio, video and effects within digital audio workstations. Despite this imploding digital revolution, the one thing that remains consistent is the need for individuals thoroughly educated in the process and applications of this technology and evolving into technicians with creative problem solving skills.
Audio Post Production for Film and TV will teach you the specific techniques and strategies used by working professionals during the post-production process. You will learn how to spot, edit, and assemble dialogue, sound effects, foley, and music, in addition to mixing and prepping the audio for film and television using the industry standard, Pro Tools. The course begins with a real-world overview of audio post production, including its evolution, methods, sound crew, and media formats. It then explores techniques and tips for recording location sound, using sound effects libraries, editing production dialogue, and directing and recording a foley session. You will learn strategies for working with composers and music supervisors, how to edit songs to fit a scene, and how to record and mix score music. In addition, you will learn how to assemble a pre-dub or temp mix (to group and sub-mix tracks into stems for the final dub), create the final dub, and prepare the mix for foreign distribution and final delivery. Contributors to the course material have worked on television and film productions such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Hills, Cider House Rules, U2 Rattle and Hum, Rescue Me, Grey's Anatomy, and many more.
Throughout the course, you will have numerous opportunities to apply the techniques you are learning to real-world situations. By the end of the course, you will have completed full audio post-production, including sound design (sound effects), foley, dialogue, and music for a short film or portion of a film. In addition, you will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to gain employment in this fast-paced and exciting industry.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- understand the roles of participants in film production
- understand the workings and flow of the post production industry
- synchronize audio to video and film
- record and edit location sound
- integrate sound effects
- recording and edit ADR (replacement dialogue)
- create and edit foley effects
- mix and edit music
- create a mix for foreign distribution
- archive and deliver a final mix