Audio Post Production

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Audio Post Production
Spring 2024
Taught By: Jonathan Zalben
Section: A

CRN: 10757

Credits: 3

This course will introduce students to the technical, aesthetic and artistic concerns that arise when designing, recording and editing audio and music for image-based media including film, video, animation and internet based platforms. As Michel Chion wrote, “Sound and music show us the image differently than what the image can show alone….” and it is this image/sound partnership that we will explore while learning how to create the best sound and music choices for any soundtrack project. Over the course of the term we will move from acquiring basic soundtrack creation skills to a consideration of the more sophisticated aesthetic questions that occur when placing sound and music in sync with moving and still images while also analyzing the special relationship between sound and image at play in the soundtracks of award winning films and videos. The main goals of the course are to familiarize students with the tools and skills necessary to produce the high-quality elements that comprise all film, video and animated movies. This will include: Production sound and dialogue; Foley and SFX design (sound effects); Voice over and narration; Music and sound FX spotting, choice, placement and editing of final score elements; Editing, mixing and mastering of the final soundtrack to broadcast standards. Students who have completed this class will be capable of recording, editing, and mixing a soundtrack either for their own personal film and video projects or for others by using the industry standard ProTools. Pre-Requisite: Media Practices: Audio (NMDS 5576) or instructor permission. Students should have a computer with 16GB of RAM, be familiar with Pro Tools, and have access to an HD digital field recorder and a high quality studio mic (either through the New School’s EQC or at home, recorder and mic can be purchased for ~$300).

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:24am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024