Academic Year (Semester 1 and 2)
|Assessment Type||Unit of Assessment||Weighting %|
|Coursework||Film Sound Post-Production||23|
|Coursework||Protfolio Of Music Recordings||55|
This module is core and will require you to pass every unit of assessment with a mark of at least 40%.
This module is intended to introduce you to a more detailed study of microphone placement and studio layouts for a variety of genres, running both classical and pop studio recording sessions, making music recordings on location and compiling a selection of your own recordings with the aim of presenting a small selection for assessment towards the end of the year. Additionally, you will be introduced to the processes specific to recording and producing sound for film and TV.
HE4 Audio Engineering and Recording Techniques A & B
- To continue the introduction to professional audio from the first year course and develop your technical and operational abilities in preparation for PTP.
- To provide a forum for constructive criticism and discussion of your recordings and those of other 2B students in the form of a weekly seminar.
- To give experience of planning and executing the recording of live concerts and supervising assistants as part of the duty recording rota.
- To introduce the processes and tasks involved in the recording and post production of sound for picture and to give some practical experience in this field.
- To introduce the concepts and skills involved in mastering a CD for a variety of genres of music.
At the end of this module, you should be able to:
- Describe the microphone placing and studio layouts necessary to make high quality professional recordings.
- Plan and execute studio sessions to record, mix and edit a short radio advert, a multi-tracked pop track and a classical recording.
- Plan and execute a large-scale recording on location.
- Mark up a musical score for editing using typical notation and use this to edit a classical session
- Use digital editing facilities to produce a master copy to a high standard.
- Assess the technical and operational quality of recordings of any type of music.
- Describe the steps needed to ensure that a recording session is safe.
- Supervise a small team of junior students and contribute to their training.
- Describe the process of recording sound on film location, and the subsequent processes involved in adding sound to picture.
- Assess the EQ and other processing necessary to match ADR to the original location sound on a film recording.
- 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.
In addition, you will have demonstrated the following professional and transferable skills:
• Transferable subject knowledge (T,P,K)
• Group work (T, P)
• Leadership skills (T, P)
• Time management (T, P)
• Person management (T, P)
• Problem solving (T, P)
• Presentation skills (K, T)
• Choice and operation of audio signal processing tools (K,T,P)
Key: C-Cognitive/Analytical; K-Subject Knowledge; T-Transferable Skills; P- Professional/ Practical skills
Methods of Teaching/Learning
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
• Competence in recording and post-production skills in a variety of music genres, speech recording and film and TV dubbing
• Skills in researching and presenting a technical topic in a coherent way
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• Coursework 1 - Class presentation on an assigned research topic (addresses learning outcome 1)
• Coursework 2 - Radio advert creation and realisation (addresses learning outcomes 1,2,5,7,8)
• Coursework 3 - Film sound post-production assignment (addresses learning outcomes 9-11)
• Coursework 4 - Portfolio of music recordings (addresses learning outcomes 1-8)
There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to you in weekly listening sessions, in tutorials, during operational workshops, and following the assessment of your coursework submissions. Additionally, there are specific opportunities for formative feedback in optional practical exercises.
You will receive written feedback on your coursework submissions alongside verbal feedback and feed forward in operational workshops and listening sessions.
04 October 2016 by GODFREY L Miss (Qual. Enh. & S)