Acquire and hone all the skill you need to design, record, mix and edit the sound for film and video.

 

Quite often the quality of sound is the most under-appreciated aspect of filmmaking. The truth is that photography and sound are the two most important tools in storytelling. This is a workshop for those who want to acquire the technical knowledge and set procedures required of professional sound recordists and mixers in a wide range of field productions. The class covers all of the necessary equipment, set procedures and techniques for recording and mixing sound in the field. There are lectures, demonstrations and hands-on field exercises. Students develop their own sound aesthetic and learn how to work with various microphones, digital recorders, booms and support equipment to create a 'sound environment' for a variety of film and video productions. Set procedures, protocol, etiquette and methodology for sound mixing in the field, along with tips for recording sound effects and dialogue are covered. The goals are to develop an ear for sound, acquire the necessary technical skills and insight for creative problem solving, and gain an understanding of what is required of a professional production sound recordist/mixer.

Workshop sponsored by: 

Instructors

Mark Ulano

Photo by:CarusoMark Ulano has been recording sound for film professionally since 1976. He has frequently been a guest speaker at sound symposiums internationally, including The Directors Guild of America, the Rycote World Sound Symposium, The Norwegian Bjoksjo Sound Symposium, The Beijing Film Academy, Digital Video Expo, AES, and CAS. His work on Titanic won him an Academy Award for Sound Mixing as well as the Cinema Audio Society Award for Best Sound mixing for a Feature Film, and he was recently nominated for an Oscar for his work on Inglourious Basterds, as well as another CAS nomination for sound mixing on Iron Man.  He has received two Bafta (British Academy of Film and Television Academy) nominations, for Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Titanic. He also received two Golden Reel Awards from the Motion Picture Sound Editors for his mixing work as well as a golden Satellite Award nomination for Terminator: Salvation.

Films Mark has mixed in release this year include, Super 8, Cowboys & Aliens, and The Tourist. Coming out in 2012, Lay the Favorite, The Master, and Django Unchained. He has well over a hundred film and television credits as a production sound mixer, including Disturbia, Grindhouse, Talladega Nights, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, Wedding Crashers, Spy Kids, Rocky Balboa, Empire Falls, Stuart Little, Austin Powers, Jackie Brown, Desparado, Blue Crush, Iron Man, and State of Play. Mr. Ulano was recently re-elected to his 3rd term as President of IATSE Local 695 (the film sound union) and is on the executive committee of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Sound Branch, has sat seven terms as a board member for the Cinema Audio Society and also writes a column for Pro Audio Review magazine and contributes to the CAS Journal. Ulano, also a documentarian, his most recent feature documentary: I Love What I Do. He is also in the final stages of completing a comprehensive text on the work of production sound mixing.

Course Dates

Sep 28 to Oct 4

Tuition

$1395

Class Size

15