Intro to Audio Post-Production

Intro to Audio Post-Production


for Film & Television

Technology is ever-evolving, and that includes innovations in audio post-production for film and television. This 12-hour course will give students a hands-on, in-depth look into the specific techniques and strategies used by working professionals during the post-production process. Topics include: audio editing, signal processing, sound effects and foley, basic scoring (for both musicians and non-musicians), and mixing using Adobe Audition.

The course begins with an accessible overview of audio post-production history through the digital revolution of today, while also touching on practical software like Apple GarageBand. Students will apply techniques learned in class projects to prepare for real-world situations they may experience while working on projects in the future, such as how to proactively ask questions, troubleshoot problems as they arise, and work together towards a common creative goal... All in a small classroom setting with professional sound engineer and University of Texas lecturer, Todd Thompson.

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INSTRUCTOR: Todd Thompson is a sound engineer and professional musician with degrees in Media Production from Florida State University and Recording Arts from the University of Southern California. He has his M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas where he is currently a lecturer of undergraduate audio production classes as well as a freelance mixer of student films. His professional credits include audio work on the recent feature films Hateship/Loveship (dir. Liza Johnson), To the Wonder (dir. Terrence Malick), The Hot Flashes and The Boynton Beach Club (dir. Susan Seidelman). He directed and edited the short documentary “A Lifetime in Repair” which played at the Austin Film Festival and took 1st place in the Graduate Student Assembly Film Showcase at UT. He owns the Austin recording studio Dharma Bomb Studios and is also a singer/songwriter in the the Austin band The Memphis Strange.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: people who want learn how to capture quality post-production audio for film & video production and/or those interested in sound engineering.

PRE-REQUISITES: none necessary; beginners welcome!

CERTIFICATE: DVCP elective course

SUPPLIES: all supplies provided, including iMac workstation.