MDS-10025 - Sound for Moving Image
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

N/A

Barred Combinations

N/A

Description for 2022/23


Aims
To introduce techniques for pairing sound with visual media in practical situations. The module aims to engage students with sychronisation approaches where sound can be used to animate and emphasize moving image in believable and convincing ways. The module will provide students with hands-on experience with sound effects creation and application, and impart the basics of achieving perspective, depth and space through sound choices and shaping.

Intended Learning Outcomes

synchronise sound effects (SFX) to a range of visual media in effective and convincing ways: 1,2
acknowledge and implement the various layers of sound which collectively make up media clips, films and animations: 2
adopt key parameters such as volume, reverb, echo and filters to mark out spaces and depth perspective when working with sound in film: 1,2
consider a range of visual media and its construction of 'realism' or 'artifice', using sound as a primary variable in achieving these outcomes: 1,2
initiate an understanding of foley creation through practical projects (making and recording sound): 2

Study hours

20 hours of lectures, workshops and tutorials
20 hours of reflection and consolidation of lecture, workshop and individual supervision content and individual or group study work.
20 hours of listening/watching existing recommended visual media, reflection and implementation of technical aspects based on lecture content.
30 hours of practical work to carry out synchronisation tasks, familiarisation with software and adoption of relevant techniques (based on instructional material on virtual learning environment).
60 hours of preparation of the two creative brief assessments and supporting documentation.

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Creative Brief weighted 40%
Synchronising sound to media clips
The students will be given a folder containing three short moving image videos and a collection of sound effects. The students will be asked to pair and synchronise the materials with precision and accuracy to achieve a convincing final result. This is a technical and artistic assessment.

2: Creative Brief weighted 60%
Foley project for moving image
Students will need to create a sound track (SFX based) for a given visual media. Foley work will be constructed by the students to achieve successful pairing of audio and visual parts. The finished project must consider aspects of space, ambience, movement, depth and perspective - all articulated through sound. The approach to bespoke foley design will be reported in an accompanying written text (max. 500 words).