CCOG for MM 247 Spring 2024

Course Number:
MM 247
Course Title:
Field Sound for Video
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Course Description

Provides overview, exploration and practice of field sound recording for video projects. Examines multiple concepts, methods and techniques including preproduction, microphone use, signal routing, mixing and improving sound recording in challenging acoustical environments. Prerequisites: MM 235 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon  of the course completion students should be able to:

  • Choose and prepare audio equipment such as microphones, mixing devices, and recorders for collecting audio for video in the field.
  • Perform field sound recording for video using industry-standard methods.
  • Demonstrate, evaluate and discuss audio solutions for projects produced for video to determine the best solution for the given situation.
  • Evaluate completed projects to identify areas of potential or needed improvement.

Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in a classroom lecture/discussion/demonstration format, and in class hands?on exercises.There will be short assignments weekly, which may be partially completed in?class. Also, a longer assignment, which demonstrates techniques and skills, developed in the course.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Projects will be the major criteria for evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on creativity, presentations, meeting assigned deadlines, and participation in critiques. Additional methods of assessment may include quizzes, exercises, assignments, and attendance.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Budgeting, scheduling, and pre-production for field sound recording Room acoustics, understanding and improving environments for sound recordingLavaliere, boom, wireless, and plant microphone techniques Wiring and signal routingOn-location mixing of multiple sound sourcesSingle-system, Double-system, and Multi-camera sound recordingPlanning for Post-Production synchronization of sound recordingsRecording analog signals on digital recordersRecording audio feeds from house sound systems at meetings and eventsRecording Voice-Overs, Automatic Dialog Replacement, and Sound Effects