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.