Teaching

Sound Design for film and video: course in production (sound/digital media)

Dept. of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen

Spring term 2013, Tuesdays 11:00-13:00, Room: 17.3.10

In this course the students will produce an audiovisual work as a short fiction/documentary/experimental film for YouTube or Vimeo. No advance production skills are required. The course will address questions as well as aesthetic choices in sound editing and sound design for film, video and digital media on a basic level. Both production and theory will deal with narrative discourses that arise from the different ways of combining or converging sound and moving image to make meaning. A number of theoretical and technical texts on audiovisual/sound production will be discussed. Students will be working in groups.

Art of Sound in Cinema: course in cinematic sound studies

Dept. of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen

Fall term 2012, Tuesdays 11:00-13:00, Room: 16.1.8

In this course the students will learn to critically engage with cinematic sound by way of film soundtrack analysis. The course will address questions on the aesthetic choices made in the practice of sound in cinema, video and digital media in a basic level. The classroom discussion and related theories in soundtrack analysis will deal with narrative discourses that arise from the different strategies of converging sound and moving image to make meaning. A number of relevant film soundtracks will be discussed and analyzed. The course includes 10 weeks (2 hours per week) of obligatory classroom introduction and courseware in cinematic sound studies; the students will be expected to actively take part in the discussion by way of presentations.