NFTS Short Course – Sound Design


Introduction to Sound Design for Narrative Filmmaking

17 – 20 September 2018
National Film and Television School
Beaconsfield, UK

The idea of the ”sound designer” being responsible for creating a film’s soundtrack has been with us since the 1970s when Walter Murch first received the credit on Apocalypse Now. But the potential of sound for storytelling and its relationship to other aspects of a film’s production is often ignored in favour of a largely technical approach.

In this 4-day practical workshop, we deconstruct the soundtrack exploring how each component of sound expresses character, place and story, and how the practical application of these concepts positions the audience in relation to the screen and the narrative. In effect, the soundtrack allows the filmmaker – and the story – to ‘speak’ to the audience. The talks and exercises will help you become aware of how the soundtrack should be part of an organic collaboration of all aspects of a film production and allow you to re-evaluate sound design merely as a post-production process.

The course is aimed at those with experience of sound or music (in film or other media) who want to take their technical knowledge into a more creative understanding of how sound works with image. It is as relevant for directors, writers and producers as for sound designers, editors and composers.

A working knowledge of ProTools is required.

For details and registration go to NFTS SHORT COURSES