CCOG for MM 129 Spring 2024

Course Number:
MM 129
Course Title:
Sound Production
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Course Description

Explores best practices in field sound recording for video projects including microphone selection and use. Develops skills in post-production sound, including sound mixing, sound design and distribution. Prerequisites: MM 235. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Record sound for video using microphones, mixers, and recorders.
  • Determine solutions for challenging recording environments.
  • Assess sound recordings and identify areas of potential or needed improvement.
  • Use industry-standard methods for sound editing and sound design for video projects.
  • Finalize sound for video projects to comply with distribution and industry standards.

Course Activities and Design

  • Synchronization of sound with picture
  • Modifications to maximize intelligibility
  • Dialog replacement
  • Use of sound effects and music in storytelling
  • Mixing
  • distribution standards
  • Gather quality field recordings
  • Select microphones
  • Operate a boom 
  • Edit audio
  • Mix audio
  • Sound Design & Aesthetics 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment will be based upon a combination of in-class work, reflections, examinations, and skills demonstrated in assigned projects. Determination of problem-solving skills, and communication skills may also be included.