Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: FLMC-2330- Section: 01
Audio Post Production
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Instructor Information
Instructor Caleb Fontenot
Phone(409) 984-6520
Location:Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 137-D
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description Skill development utilizing the technology, creative application and requirements for producing audio soundtracks for film and video
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes CSLO (Course Student Learning Outcomes)

Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

Utilize production and editing techniques for audiovisual media

Utilize and observe professional best practices in the audiovisual field while completing assigned projects.

Demonstrate production and editing concepts to complete multimedia projects
Core Objectives Demonstrate the use of time code and synchronization to mix and prepare video for audio playback; construct basic soundtrack; and collect field recordings for sound effects.
Program Student Learning Outcomes none
Textbooks none
Lecture Topics
Weekly Breakdown of Assignments

Week 1: Class Discussion: 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. 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.

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, references 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) and 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.

Week 10. Class Activity: Comprehensive Mid-term exam, feedback on exams. 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: Screen of selected section of students 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.
Major Assignments
Final Exam Date May 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Course Grading:


Assignments- 25%

Test Mid-term- 12.5%

Test Final- 12.5%

Final Project- 40%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptops) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

Recreational use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time.

Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

Attendance Policy You get one "free" absence before your tardies/absences start to count against your grade in the "Attendance" category. After that, each absence deducts two percentage points from your final grade. More than 5 unexcused absences will result in a failing grade for the course. Three tardies will count as one unexcused absence.
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.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other none
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.