Music and Sound Design for visual media
he course “Music and Sound Design for visual media” is meant to be a meeting place, a laboratory, where together we will investigate the connection between music and sound to visual media.
We will learn about the intriguing uses of sound in the arts both traditional and contemporary. We’ll investigate new ways to incorporate sound into personal works of art, possibly even in ways that are entirely uncommon.
The course is open to students from all academic levels in an effort to create an investigative and playful meeting place for students of all forms of visual art. We will work to integrate many layers of sound into varying final projects, student films, and various original exercises.
We’ll investigate the role of music, it’s place in the soundtrack, and how music influences the work for which it was composed. Music as a source of inspiration, as an editing tool, as an expression of an additional and possibly deeper layer of the work.
We will work on the actual editing of a soundtrack in its many layers: recording and creating effects, foley work, dialogue and music. Through this we will learn about the role of the soundtrack designer as the integrator of many layers into a single work.
We will learn about important soundtracks and musical works composed for film, animation, video clips and other visual media, as well as various approaches to musical composition and soundtrack editing.
The course is about listening.