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Location Sound - MUS00166C

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  • Department: Music
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Jonathan Eato
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Module summary

This practical module will consider sound recording on location (i.e. outside of the studio environment) and associated post-production techniques and workflows for a range of projects including sound for picture.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2023-24

Module aims

Sound recording on location, as as distinct from studio recording, is a practice that provides a lot of the audio that we experience today. This module will explore key aspects of this practice including dialogue recording for TV, film, and radio, as well as field recording techniques for audio soundscapes, site-specific audio work, and special effects.

The module will consider all aspects of the process from project planning and equipment selection, to associated post-production workflows and delivery specifications for various platforms.

Ideas and techniques will be introduced in lectures and there will be group practical sessions on each aspect covered. Key works from a variety of productions utilising location sound will be analysed and discussed.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the taught part of the project all students should:

  •     have a good understanding of the use of various different microphones in non-studio based environments
  •     have a good understanding of professional workflows as they pertain to location sound recording
  •     have a good understanding of professional workflows in post-production
  •     be able to sync sound with camera
  •     be able to identify and analyse different techniques in professional location sound recording

On completion of the module, in their independent work, students should demonstrate learning outcomes A1-6:
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Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Commentary
N/A 10
University - project
Project
N/A 90

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Commentary
N/A 10
University - project
Project
N/A 90

Module feedback

Report form with marks to student no later than 20 working days from submission of assessment.

Indicative reading

TBC



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