FLMC-2330-01 - Audio Post Production
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2018 Course Syllabus
FLMC-2330-01 - Audio Post Production
|Instructor||Freyermuth, John Edward|
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|Course Description||Skill development utilizing the technology, creative application and requirements for producing audio soundtracks for film and video.|
Audio Post Production: For Film and Television
By: Mark Cross
Minimum of 7200 RPM Hard Drive (at least 125 gigabytes)
You get one "free" absence before your late/absences start to count against your
grade in the attendance category. After that, each absence deducts 7.5% of your
attendance grade for a Tuesday and Thursday class. If you are late for class or
leave class early 3 times you will receive an additional absence for every time this
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Projects: 40 %
|Final Exam Date||May 3, 2018 - 11:00 AM Through May 3, 2018 - 1:30 PM|
Week 1: Class Discussion: Pre-test, Course Overview, The Supervising Sound editor and related roles. Strategies for Effective Collaboration. Class Activity: Screening of Exemplary sound tracks.
Week 2: Class Discussion: Post Production Workflow, Editorial, Scoring, and Mix. Sign up for studio/editing times/camera equipment checkout (bring your schedules and allow 40 minutes). Class Activity: Screening of exemplary sound tracks.
Week 3: Discussion Topic: Understanding the Film (Script-analysis, spotting Sessions, Temp Tracks) Stylistic approaches to film sound. Class Activity: Screening of exemplary sound tracks.
Week 4: Discussion Topic: Technical considerations and terminology associated with film and video formats (telecine, digital intermediate, pull-down/pull-up, time code, clock, sync drift) Class Activity: Screening of unfinished student projects and exemplary soundtracks.
Week 5: Discussion Topic: Running an effective Spotting Session, Using Cue Sheets, developing a postproduction schedule. Identifying and optimizing technical, financial, and human resources. Crewing up for your final project. Assignment: Develop a crew and post production schedule for final project
Week 6: Discussion Topic: Creating and importing OMF/AAF files. The importance and use of Countdown leaders, sync pops, reference tones, and time code burn ins. Dealing with sync issues and re-conforming to additional picture edits. Class Activity: Screening of unfinished student projects and exemplary sound tracks.
Week 7: Discussion Topic: Advanced Editing Techniques for Dialog, SFX, and Score. Class Activity: Demonstration of Advanced editing techniques
Week 8: Discussion Topic: Setting up Pro Tools Sessions for Post Production (track layout and signal flow) Effective Back-up Procedures Class Activity: Screening of unfinished student projects and exemplary sound tracks.
Week 9: Discussion Topic: Self Promotion, Where to look for work, Productionhub.com, Effective Demo Reels and Resumes. Comprehensive Midterm. Screening of unfinished student projects and exemplary sound tracks.
Week 10: Class Activity: Comprehensive Mid-Term Exam, feedback on exams
Assignment: List of Post Production Crew Due
Week 11: Class Activity: Screening of selected sections of student films for in class suggestions. Assignment: Spotting Session with Director, spotting notes
Week 12: Class Activity: Screening of selected sections of student films for in-class suggestions.
Week 13: Class Presentations: Critique Spotting notes and discuss individual spotting sessions. Assignment: Dialog Pre-dub (director present)
Week 14: Class Discussion: Preparing the Stems for the Mixer, M & E. Release format considerations.
Week 15: Class Presentations: Critique of Stereo Mix: Final Exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 4 Test 1
Week 9 Test 2
Week 14 Test 3
Quizzes To Be Announced
5 Projects To Be Announced
Week 15 Final Project Due
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1. Demonstrate basic proficiency in creating original music and audio that supports the visual narrative.
PSLO 2. Demonstrate basic proficiency in short-form video production & editing, media delivery formats, and audiovisual workflow.
PSLO 3. Recognize and observe professional best practices in the audiovisual field, including the various roles in film, audio engineering, and media.
PSLO 4. Produce a final portfolio and resume suitable for entry-level employment in the audiovisual field.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material. (PSLO Alpha)
2. Utilize production and editing techniques for audiovisual media (PSLO 2)
3. Utilize and observe professional best practices in the audiovisual field while completing assigned projects. (PSLO 3)
4. Demonstrate production and editing concepts to complete multimedia projects (PSLO 2,3,4)
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|Additional Information||No late work will be accepted.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
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Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|