9-30 August 2008
Three-week practical workshops experimenting with sound, music and editing
THE SOUNDTRACK is two practical workshops exploring the soundtrack in fiction filmmaking. The three-week courses concentrate on the creation of a soundtrack for a short film, and music composition. These two courses go beyond the usual teaching of sound design and composition to create an awareness of how these disciplines fit within the structure of film narrative. The teaching combines creative decision-making with the technical and professional demands of soundtrack production.
Both workshops are hands-on courses combining practical exercises, intensive tutoring and lectures integrating professional post-production techniques with creative and theoretical concepts. Sessions take place at the Screen Academy Scotland and Ian Tomlin School of Music, Napier University, Edinburgh. Napier University is an approved Digi-Design centre. The workshops are run in a studio environment with a range of editing and recording facilities for picture, sound and music.
The workshops are aimed at directors, editors, sound editors/designers, composers, music supervisors/producers, artists – anyone who works with sound or music in the screen arts. They are specifically designed for those wishing to pursue continuing professional development.