SOUND IN FILM AND TV - 2018/9

Module code: FVP2001

Module Overview

This module is intended to develop understanding and awareness of aspects of professional audio engineering as well as introducing practical film and TV sound techniques.

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

HAIGH A Mr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: J930

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Audio Fundamentals (pre-requisite)

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Detailed look at the audio equipment available in the department
Sound recording on film location and ADR
Foley recording
Film post-production processes
Tapeless delivery in TV – sound requirements
Sound for picture mixing and deliverable requirements

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK - FILM SOUND POST PRODUCTION EDITING AND MIXING 50
Examination EXAM (1.5 HOURS) 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of problems associated with dialogue, plus knowledge of the topics covered in the modules.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Coursework – Film sound post-production. Sound edit and mix, 50%, 20 minutes, week 11 (addresses learning outcomes 1, 3 and 4).
Exam – 1.5 hours, 50%, exam period (addresses learning outcomes 1,2, 4, 5 and 6).


Formative assessment

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and during practical workshops with a visiting professional on dialogue mixing.

Feedback

Students receive written feedback on their coursework and oral feedback through lectures and workshops.

Module aims

  • Continue to develop understanding of professional audio systems
  • Develop technical and operational abilities in professional audio systems
  • Introduce the processes and tasks involved in the mixing of film and TV sound
  • Introduce the processes and tasks involved in the recording and post production of sound for picture
  • Give some practical experience in the recording and post production of sound for picture
  • Introduce stereo microphone techniques

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Describe the process of recording sound on film location, and the subsequent processes involved in adding sound to picture KC
002 Assess the EQ and other processing necessary to match ADR to the original location sound on a film recording KCP
003 Plan and execute the recording of Foley FX to a film sound track, paying attention to all the artistic and technical attributes of the sounds needed to make them believable KCP
004 Leadership skills PT
005 Time management T
006 Problem solving T
007 Plan and execute the mixing of a film sound track and deliver specified audio deliverables. KCP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 4

Independent Study Hours: 122

Lecture Hours: 24

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: develop knowledge and awareness of sound in TV.

The learning and teaching methods include:


One two-hour lecture per week (weeks 1 – 12), which includes one revision session.
Four hours of workshops given by visiting professionals (scheduled according to availability, no later than week 9)
Guided reading

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for SOUND IN FILM AND TV : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/fvp2001

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.