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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets 12-6pm ET

Sound design is often the unsung hero of a scene. Whether you’re using sound to add texture, help tell your story, or to create emotional impact in a moment, understanding how to create artful sound design can take your film to a whole new level.   

In this course, students gain a strong foundation in the process and creative possibilities of working with sound in post-production. We will discuss various dramatic scenarios, and how to gauge whether a scene is best served by silence, sound effects, or music. We will discuss various techniques in use of sync sound, non-sync sound,  “Wild Sound”, ambient sound, Foley, SFX, dialogue, music, and more. We will also discuss the possibilities of manipulating a sound signal in post-production to create a different emotional experience or to give the sense of an environment.  

Students will have the opportunity to explore the techniques discussed in class through the creation of creative soundscapes. (NOTE: As this class is held remotely, students should have their own software installed on their home computer. Adobe Premiere is an excellent choice and is available via a free 7-day trial here.)

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Instructor: Alex Burnett

Alex Burnett is a New England-based filmmaker and editor who has worked within the worlds of narrative fiction, documentary, experimental cinema, and virtual reality. Having worked as an editor for National Geographic, the NFL, Colgate University, Vitec Group, and Schiempflüg NYC, he has experience with a vast range of companies and artists. His passion lies in creatively tackling the many challenges that come with telling stories through film.