SRJC Course Outlines

12/2/2021 10:13:56 AMMEDIA 51 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MEDIA 51Title:  AUDIO FOR FILM PROD  
Full Title:  Audio for Film Production
Last Reviewed:2/8/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An introductory course for visual storytellers examining the art and science of audio for digital film & video production. Students will learn the basic concepts of recording audio for visual media, including: microphone placement, recording standards, and mixing. Students will study and have access to a variety of audio production equipment, including a range of microphones, audio recorders and post-production applications, including Adobe Premiere. The successful student will be able to execute proper audio production techniques for a variety of film & video production applications and technologies.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introductory course for visual storytellers examining the art and science of audio for digital film & video production. Students will learn the basic concepts of recording audio for visual media, including: microphone placement, recording standards, and mixing. Students will study and have access to a variety of audio production equipment, including a range of microphones, audio recorders and post-production applications, including Adobe Premiere. The successful student will be able to execute proper audio production techniques for a variety of film & video production applications and technologies.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2021Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Use digital audio technologies to properly record and edit sound for a variety of visual media products.  
 

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Students will be able to:
 
1. Understand basic sound recording principles for various types of visual media.
2. Perform proper recording techniques using different types of microphones and recorders for a
    variety of visual media productions.
3. Understand proper audio editing and mixing post-production principles as they relate to
    picture editing.
4. Apply proper audio editing principles to a variety of visual media productions using
    non-linear editing systems, such as Adobe Premiere.

Topics and Scope
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I. Sound Recording Theory for Visual Media
    A. Sound Pre-Production & Location Scouting
    B. Sound Frequency (Pitch)
    C. Sound Amplitude (Loudness)
    D. Single-System Recording for Sound & Picture Production
    E. Dual-System Recording for Sound & Picture Production
     F. Fiction and Non-Fiction Recording for Sound & Picture Production
 
II. Microphones
    A. Forms
    B. Pick-Up Patterns
    C. Power Sources
    D. Connector Types
    E. Placement
 
III. Audio Recorders
    A. Basic Operations
    B. Calibration
    C. Volume Unit Meters
    D. Sound Quality Assessment
    E. Signal Processing
 
IV. Audio in Post-Production
    A. Syncing Audio with Picture
    B. Post Recorded Audio for Picture
    C. Amplitude Adjustment
    D. Mixing using Non-Linear Editing (NLE) systems, like Adobe Premiere
    E. Exporting Sound with Picture

Assignments:
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1. Writing assignment(s) such as: production planning, media evaluations, self-evaluations,
    and/or peer critiques
2. Individual and/or group recording assignments for sound and picture productions
3. Physically mic, record and mix sound for various visual media using appropriate technologies,
    such as:
    A. single-system productions.
     B. dual-system production.
     C. fiction and/or non-fiction digital film projects
    D. post-recorded sound for visual media using NLE systems like Adobe Premiere
4. Exams (1 to 4) and quizzes (3 to 15)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 20%
Writing Assignment(s)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 55%
Individual and/or group projects for sound and picture productions
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 55%
Physically miking and recording various visual media using appropriate technologies
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 40%
Quizzes, Exam(s)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 30%
Class and/or team participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Audio in Media. 9th ed. Alten, Stanley. Cengage Learning. 2010 (classic)
Audio Production and Postproduction. Woodhall, Woody.  Jones & Bartlett Learning. 2010 (classic)
Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production. 3rd ed. Hurbis-Cherrier, Mick. Focal Press. 2018

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