Course Title: Develop sound design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5856C

Course ID: 040200

Course Title: Develop sound design

School: 345T Creative Media

Program Code: C5134 - Diploma of Screen

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact Email: adam.lovell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

Students will learn the skills and knowledge to develop a sound design from a production brief.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU16A Develop sound design

Element:

Assess creative ideas

Performance Criteria:

·  Develop the design concepts taking into consideration the established sound design brief and the ideas generated.

·  Determine the relevant sound components required to implement the sound design to creative and technical requirements.

·  Establish a clear relationship between the use and integration of sound elements and the function, context and objectives of the work to determine the sound design.

·  As required, hold ongoing discussions with relevant personnel to consider, confirm and incorporate additional or changed production requirements and new ideas to achieve best sound design product.

·  Confirm final design concept with the relevant personnel as required to ensure that implementation is consistent with the design and that any potential difficulties are addressed.

Element:

Breakdown the components of the sound design brief

Performance Criteria:


·  Discuss and obtain agreement of possible ways of evaluating the completed design from relevant personnel.

·  Focus evaluation on the consistency of the brief with the design and the implementation of the design concept.

·  Obtain detailed information and opinions from legitimate sources and document results for evaluation.

·  Communicate results to relevant personnel and use results to improve future practice.

Element:

Develop the sound design

Performance Criteria:

 

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<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Determine the relevant sound components required to implement the sound design to creative and technical requirements.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Establish a clear relationship between the use and integration of sound elements and the function, context and objectives of the work to determine the sound design.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">As required, hold ongoing discussions with relevant personnel to consider, confirm and incorporate additional or changed production requirements and new ideas to achieve best sound design product.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Confirm final design concept with the relevant personnel as required to ensure that implementation is consistent with the design and that any potential difficulties are addressed.</font>


 

Element:

Evaluate the completed sound design

Performance Criteria:


&middot;  Discuss and obtain agreement of possible ways of evaluating the completed design from relevant personnel.

&middot;  Focus evaluation on the consistency of the brief with the design and the implementation of the design concept.

&middot;  Obtain detailed information and opinions from legitimate sources and document results for evaluation.

&middot;  Communicate results to relevant personnel and use results to improve future practice.

Element:

Interpret and confirm sound design brief

Performance Criteria:

<font face="Times" roman="" new="">Participate in preliminary concept meetings with relevant personnel, where necessary, to discuss creative and technical sound requirements.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Liaise with relevant personnel to interpret and confirm the sound requirements to meet the technical, creative and other relevant production requirements.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Identify production requirements relevant to the sound design including budget, quality, production, artistic values and deadlines.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Identify and confirm any additional relevant personnel necessary to fulfil the production brief.</font>

CUSSOU16A/02 

Element:

Investigate and experiment with sound components for the expression of ideas

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3" face="Symbol"> </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Cultivate and create an energy and environment that will promote the generation of ideas and provide the motivation and incentive to bring ideas to fruition.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">As required, gather information from a variety of sources and generate, explore and record a range of ideas and options as a creative base to contribute to the sound design.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Transform and manipulate the sources and ideas generated and select those ideas that have the most potential for technical and creative development of the sound design.</font>


 


Learning Outcomes


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Overview of Learning Activities


Details of Learning Activities

This course will give students the necessary skills and knowledge needed to develop a sound design for a film or video through tutorials, practical demonstrations and exercises.


Teaching Schedule

Weekly Breakdown

TAFE Week                     Content    

1  Orientation Week    
 
2 Introduction to sound design
Components Of A Finished Sound Track.

3 ENG Mixers

4 ENG Mixers

5 Microphone Techniques

6, 7, 8 ENG Mixer Prac Tasks

9, Mixing Consoles, Audio Processors, Live Sound for Television
Audio playback
     
10 Dialogue, Music, Sound Effects, Atmos
   
11 Sound Design

12 Intro to Audio Post Production   

13  Documents and Specifications
Copyright for music and Sound FX
   
14, 15, 16  Practical production tasks

17Consultation
     
18 Review

Overview of Learning Resources


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable


References

<font size="3" face="Arial">Books in the RMIT Cardigan St Library</font>

<font size="2" face="Arial">“Producing Videos”  Martha Mollison Chapters 18.</font> <font size="2" face="Arial">

“Sound Design the Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema” by David Sonnenschein. </font> <font size="2" face="Arial">

“Audio Explained” by Michael Talbot Booth.</font>

<font size="2" face="Arial">“Sound and Recording” by Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick.</font> <font size="2" face="Arial">

“The Cutting Edge of Audio Production and Audio Post Production” by Mico Nelson.</font> <font size="2" face="Arial">

“Audio in Media 6<sup>th</sup> Edition” by Stanley R. Alten</font>

<font size="2" face="Arial">“Sound for Film and Television” 2<sup>nd</sup> edition by Tominson Holman</font>

<font size="2" face="Arial">“Producing Great Sound for Digital Video” by Jay Rose</font> <font size="2" face="Arial">

“Audio Post Production for Digital Video” by Jay Rose</font> 


Other Resources

Not applicable


Overview of Assessment

ENG exercise 25%
Sound design evaluation 15%
Research assignment 15%
Recording session evaluation 25%
Preparation of sound design 20%


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1. (25%)
ENG mixer practical test
due week 5

Assessment 2.  (25%)
Sound design exercise
due week 7

Assessment 3.  (25%)
Audio production task
due week 12

Assessment 4.   (25%)
Documentation of sound design
due  week 14

Other Information

Not applicable

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