SOUND IN FILM AND TV - 2021/2
Module code: FVP2001
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.
Music and Media
HAIGH Alan (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
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 97
Lecture Hours: 24
Seminar Hours: 22
Captured Content: 7
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Audio Fundamentals (pre-requisite)
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 type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||EFFECTS AND FOLEY||15|
The academic accreditation regulations published by the Institution of Engineering Technology state the following Guidance note G1.
Where modules include two assessment modes (coursework and examination) that assess different Learning Outcomes a pass threshold should be adopted for each mode that contributes more than 30% to the overall module mark, with this pass threshold no more than 10% below the normal module pass mark.
In practice this means that the average mark of all the coursework should be at least 30%, and the average mark of the exams and class tests should be 30% in order to pass the module.
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 (addresses learning outcomes 2-7).
- Exam – 1.5 hours (addresses learning outcomes 1-4).
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.
Students receive written feedback on their coursework and oral feedback through lectures and workshops.
- 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
|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||Plan and execute the mixing of a film sound track and deliver specified audio deliverables.||KCP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Film Production and Broadcast Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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