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“Deconstructing the Soundtrack” Master Class in London

The School of Sound (the folks behind The New Soundtrack academic journal and the School of Sound International Symposiums) and the London Film School are teaming up again to offer a 2 day Master Class on October 25th and 26th in London. The seminar will be conducted by Stephen Deutsch, Larry Sider and Annabelle Pangborn.

Experts Larry Sider, Annabelle Pangborn and Stephen Deutsch will each deliver a half-day seminar demonstrating the interrelationship between sound, music, image and story. The programme will include a discussion of strategies and concepts for working with sound and music, from pre- to post-production.

They have also offered Designing Sound readers a 10% discount through applying the code SoS10%designingsound. Head here for additional details and to register for the event. This discount code will also work for the upcoming “Practical Introduction to Location Sound: Recording and Mixing” and “Music Licensing in Film and TV” seminars.

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Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 | 0 comments

One Day Workshop at London Film School

The London Film School is offering another one day workshop focusing on the role of sound in story-telling. The workshop will take place on Saturday, November 24th. They’re also offering a 20% discount to Designing Sound readers.

What is it that makes the dream sequences in Hitchcock’s SPELLBOUND, Bergman’s WILD STRAWBERRIES and Coppola’s THE CONVERSATION so disturbing? What makes the ‘trip’ sequences in TRAINSPOTTING and EASY RIDER so real, the flashbacks in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST and BLADE RUNNER so palpable, and the levels of time and memory in INCEPTION and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND so distinct and immediately recognisable?

In each case, the answer lies in the sound design.

In this new 1-day workshop, Dr. Gilbert Gabriel focuses on how characters’ subjective thoughts and feelings are signified in their experience of altered states such as those in dreams, intoxication, memory and flashbacks, terror and insanity. The workshop explores how pitch, rhythm, timbre, reverberation and fluctuation of sounds as well as the cultural import of music or song can significantly sway the emotions and audience interpretation of a film scene. It offers both a theoretical and practical way for directors, editors, composers, sound designers and screen designers to understand the relationships between speech, music and sound on film soundtracks.

For more details, and to register, follow this link. Our discount code is: Gilbert20%

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 | 0 comments

Sound and Music Techniques for Narrative Filmmaking at London Film School – Workshop NEXT WEEK

The London Film School is hosting a 2 day weekend workshop with Gustavo Costantini on January 28th and 29th. Gustavo Costantini earned his PhD working under Michel Chion, is a Professor of Sound and Editing at the University of Buenos Aires, University of Cinema, and at the National University Institute for the Arts (IUNA). He is also a board member of the School of Sound and part of the editorial team of The New Soundtrack. The London Film School is also offering a 20% discount to Designing Sound readers. So if you’re in the area, you might not want to miss out on the opportunity.

You can register for the course here, and make sure to use the discount code designingsound20% during checkout.

Here is a brief description of the workshop (full description is available here):

SOUND & MUSIC TECHNIQUES FOR NARRATIVE FILMMAKING with Gustavo Costantini Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th January 2012 10.30am-5.30pm – £200  – This essential 2-day workshop aims to equip filmmakers with a better understanding of how sound and images are used in filmmaking. Rather than the blank coverage approach now demanded of many sound editors, designers and re-recording mixers, tutor Gustavo Costantini advocates soundtracks to be full of ideas rather than effects. Participants will learn key elements of sound/image strategies and be introduced to all the possible uses of sound and music in film. Extensive use of film clips ranging from THE BIRDS to SAVING PRIVATE RYAN will demonstrate how difficult it is to think in terms of sound and music and how neglected these fields still are. Exclusive material provided by Academy Award-winning Sound Editor Walter Murch will be used to reveal his working methods on the assembly of sound design and film editing. This unique footage will also show the collaboration between Murch and Anthony Minghella on the opening sequence of THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY, from first assembly to the final version.

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