2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IANIM 3600 Audio Production & Design

This course will cover the basics of audio production and sound design. Students will gain experience in the proper operation of audio recording equipment, including cameras, microphones, mixers and digital recorders. Students will be introduced to a range of skills, from live recording and studio work to utilizing digital editing software. Students will learn how to mix dialogue, sound effects and music to create a dynamic soundtrack mix for their projects. Students will explore different approaches to creating unique sound designs for film, slideshows and installations. Great audio in a film enhances the visual information by creating emotional subtext thru music. Judicious use of sound effects works with visuals to create a much greater sense of realism. Clear, clean dialogue is essential for the viewer to stay immersed in the story and connected to the details and emotions of the characters.