Students develop skills and gain understanding through demonstrations of professional acquisition of quality audio tracks and examining and practicing recording strategies and techniques.  The workshop concentrates on production sound.  The emphasis is on providing the highest level of excellence and superiority in production audio.  A basic and straightforward approach will equip students with a practical and useful knowledge of audio.

Upon completion of this course, students will have learned the production processes involved in capturing audio on the set or on location and will understand the dynamic between sound and picture--sound’s role in a story 

Lunch is included for both days, other meals are on your own.  Lodging is available for $75 per night.


Walter Clissen

Sound Designer- Post Production Audio Engineer- Live Mixer
Walter has 25+ years of experience in all aspects of the audio world. Born in Belgium and working in venues all over Europe, he moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1988. His sound designs and post-production work have been heard internationally. His
recent work includes sound mixing and sound designing “Dreadful Sorry” directed by Robert Richmond and sound design for Theatre and Opera houses (e.g.  L.A.’s Center for Bilingual Arts, La Mama ETC New York City, PCPA Theaterfest SantaMaria-Solvang CA,  Romanian National Theatre,
Cluj, Romania, The Flanders Opera Belgium and Stephen Schwartz’s new musical “My Fairy Tale”). He co-composed and sound designed the new musical for screen adaptation “Seven Stars in Paradise”.
He received his BFA/MFA from the Higher Institute of Theatre and Culture Spreading in Brussels, Europe. 
He taught several audio courses, workshops and lectures in Europe –Amsterdam, School of the Arts, UK-The University of Kent, at UCLA, CSU Fresno, Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA.  He presented papers at the Prague Quadrennial in 2011 in Prague and is a Specialist member for the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications.  He previously held professor positions at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ and at the University of South Carolina, SC. He is currently Associate Professor in audio engineering, live sound technology and audio post production at the New England School of Communications, Husson University in Maine.

Course Dates

Apr 28 to Apr 29



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