Basic and advanced courses in Sound for Video and Film Makers

If you've been inspired by the success of The King's Speech but can't quite get the speech right in your own films, The Digital Design Studio (a postgraduate research and commercial centre of Glasgow School of Art) has launched two new short courses in Sound for Video and Film Makers, which may just help.

The first course, which will be held on 9 and 10 April, will be a basic level course, whilst the more advanced course will be held on 7 and 8 May. Both will be hosted at the DDS' state-of-the-art production facility at The Hub, Pacific Quay, Glasgow. Students attending the basic course will be offered a 10% discount if they decide to then attend the more advanced course.

The courses are aimed at those with some experience of video and film making who are keen to significantly improve the sound in their film or video projects – so whether you're simply considering furthering your existing skills; or would like to sample what the DDS has to offer before deciding to enrol on a full-time programme, these short courses will allow you to considerably enhance your audio skills over just a few days.

The basic course is ideal for anyone who has a passion for video and film; can operate a camera and has a basic grounding on how to frame a shot, light a scene and picture edit – but can't quite get the sound right! It will teach some time-tested techniques that can dramatically improve the sound quality of your videos and films without having to spend a fortune on new equipment. The course is also ideal if you have produced an impressive animation and now need a professional soundtrack to bring it to life.

The advanced course - which can be attended on its own or following the basic course - will build on these techniques. Both intensive courses take place at the weekend so you don't need to take time out of your working week, and each two day creative retreat gives you a chance to meet other video and film makers and engage with the DDS' academic team. It will be an intensive two days, requiring focus and commitment, but will also be a valuable and fun learning experience, giving attendees the opportunity to meet others who share their passion for story-telling via the moving image.

Dr. Minhua Eunice Ma, Head of Academic Programmes for the Digital Design Studio, said: “Both courses offer a superb opportunity to further your skills in sound for video and film making in world-class facilities, taught by leaders in this field. Places are limited on each course so book soon to avoid disappointment.”

Both courses are taught by professional sound trainers who have a combined 40 years commercial experience working in broadcast, film and sound and also run the DDS flagship Masters degree in Sound for the Moving Image. Their clients include BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Discovery and Scottish Heritage.

The DDS offers state of the art sound post-production studios and an extensive range of professional portable sound recording equipment and microphones. In addition, each student will also have access to their own Mac-based AV workstation for the duration of the course(s).
To apply for either course, please complete the application form on the website for the course of your choice.

Booking early for all the classes is recommended as places are limited.
For information on the basic course, please visit: Short course: Sound for Videomakers
For information on the advanced course, please visit: Short course: Sound for Videomakers

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