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Music 265c Lesson 3: Panning and Automation

PDF version is available HERE Every sound we hear comes from a specific location relative to where we are: somewhere to the left or right of our ears, near or far away. When mixing for film, we mix from the camera’s perspective. Imagine two characters facing each other in a room with an open window on one wall, and an open door on the other. If the camera switches from one actor’s perspective to the other, then each person is in the center of the camera’s perspective (the center of the screen), but the sound coming through the door and…

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Music 265c Lesson 2: Importing Sound Effects

PDF version is available HERE In our last lesson, we focused on spotting our video: we created Memory Locations at every important event and transition in the video. For this phase of the project, we will use those markers to place our sound effects into our session. Before we get started, we need access to a sound effects library: several are available in the studio, including the General 6000, Sony Pictures, and BBC Sound Effects Libraries. Copy what you need onto your portable hard drive: there are over 100 GB of sound effects. Sound Effects There are several layers of…

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Music 265c Lesson 1: Video Project Intro & Preparation

PDF version is available HERE Lesson 1: Video Project Intro & Preparation For the rest of the semester, we will record, edit, and mix all of the sound elements for a video project. Before we can get to work, we need to find a suitable video. If you need access to a computer with Pro Tools, the Music department’s computer lab is available. You will need to check out an iLok from one of the professors in order to use Pro Tools on the lab computers. A suitable video should cover these points: At least 2-5 minutes long Quicktime (.mov)…

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Music 265c Spring 2015 Syllabus

Syllabus: Spring 2015 Course: Music 265C. Recording Arts Workshop (Post-Production Sound) Location: Music building, Room 112 Schedule: Thursday, 3-7 PM, plus lab time (TBA) E-mail: AlanGardina@gmail.com Book: Basic Audio Recording (Music 165 book), Pro Tools 101 (Version 9) & lessons, on the DVD DOWNLOAD HERE Course: Record, edit, and mix a post-production sound project using analog & digital audio workstations. Learning Outcome: Students will know how to work with clients, manage a post-production sound recording session as a 1st engineer, and operate Pro Tools. What You Need A portable hard drive (or hard drive/enclosure combo) with A Firewire 400 (or…

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