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Module Code: COM121
Module Title: Introduction to Sound
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Film and TV Arts
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module is designed to:

Enable students to record audio in a wide range of location environments

Enable students to begin their understanding of the importance of sound in film production during production and post-production
Learning outcomes 
A Operate at a basic and safe level when setting up and using location sound recording equipment.

B Demonstrate a practical understanding of the relationship between the moving image and sound.
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into three components (Lectures, technical screenings and practical workshops).

Lectures will focus on the art of sound recording.

Technical screenings will allow technical discussion about the development of motion picture sound and Foley.

An intensive series of practical workshops will equip the students with the technical skills, understanding of location sound recording and practical troubleshooting of equipment use.

Within lab work the emphasis will be on the manipulation of audio using software techniques
practical troubleshooting of equipment use.

Typically, they syllabus for this module will cover:

The basic physical properties of sound

Sound and image: relationship and meaning

Microphones, the various types, their properties and differences

Connecting up and operational requirements of location and studio recording equipment

Synchronisation and post production

Understanding a script and a film’s sound requirement

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13  12    39    11  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Practical Test 50.00
2 Short Project 50.00

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