SOUND DESIGN COURSE

Learn Creative Sound Design Technique for Visual Media

 
Course Description

In the sound design course, you will learn the entire process of audio production for a variety of visual media, including movies, games, and commercials. The course focuses on the roles and skills required to be a sound designer with both technical and creative approach.

Students will learn,

- Acoustic theory for audio production
- How to read director’s intention from scenario & video
- Sound design work-flow & Use of Sound map
- Pro Tools & Audio processing for post-production
- Creative sound design with synthesizer & sampler
- Field & studio recording / editing / pre-mixing
- Voice sound design & acting technique
- Game audio work-flow & Audio engine in Unity
- How to make demo-reel & portfolio web-site using WordPress

This course is available for anyone regardless of their level of knowledge in audio production, and explains the detailed process of sound design step-by-step. All prospective students are welcome, from complete beginners to experienced musicians who wish to sharpen their skills and broaden the field.

Course Information

Feb Class : Feb 10 to Apr 17, 2020
May Class : May 4 to Jul 17, 2020

Every Mon, Wed, Fri, 7:30pm to 10 pm
Hours : 75 hrs Lecture + Unlimited Lab
Language : English
Max. Student / Class : 8 students
Tuition : $2980 USD

Upcoming Class

Feb 10 / May 4, 2020
 

Week 1 : Introduction to Audio

- What is Sound?
- Concept of Waveform / Pitch / Amplitude
- Concept of Sound Recording & Reproduction
- Essential Gears for Audio Production
- Understanding Microphones
- Understanding Audio Levels / Cables
- Basic Digital Audio Theory
- Understanding Video Formats & Codecs
- Various Fields of Sound Design
- Understanding Sound Design Work-Flow

Week 2 : Understanding Sound Design

- What is Tone & Manner?
- Bringing Concept & Keywords from Scenario
- Analyzing Direction & Storytelling from Video
- How to Break Down What’s Happening on Screen
- Designing Outside of the Screen
- How to Support a Specific Mood with a Specific Sound Design
- How to Design Sound Map for Production

Week 3 : Learning Pro Tools

- Brief History of DAW / Pro Tools System
- About Session Management
- Pro Tools Setup for Post Production
- Understanding Audio / Aux / Inst / Master Tracks
- Concept of Clip / Insert / Send / Fader / Pan
- Concept of Channel / Group / Sub-mix / Masters
- Basic Audio / MIDI Recording
- Practical Audio / MIDI Editing & Shortcuts

 

Week 4 : Understanding Audio Processors

- Understanding Gain-Based Audio Processor ( EQ / Dynamics )
- Understanding Time-Based Audio Processor ( Delay / Reverb )
- Understanding Modulation Effects ( Phaser / Chorus / Flanger )
- Understanding Pitch / Harmonics / Sound Field Effects

Week 5 : Synthesizer Sound Design

- Brief History of Synthesizer
- Understanding Tone & Harmonics
- Concept of Subtractive / Additive Synthesizer
- About Oscillator ( Sine / Tri / Saw / PW / Sample )
- About Filter ( LPF / HPF / Cutoff / Res / Slope )
- About Modulator ( LFO / Envelope )
- Creative Sound Design with Synthesizer

Week 6 : Adv. Synthesizer & Sampler

- Understanding FM / Wavetable Synthesizer
- Practical Sound Design with Xfer Serum / N.I Massive X / N.I Absynth 5
- Understanding Sampler
- Practical Sound Design with N.I Kontakt
- Samples / Assets Management

 

Week 7 : Sound Effects Design

- Concept of Ambience / Foley / SFX / Dialogue
- How to Use Sound Miner / BaseHead / Resonic Pro
- Personal Sound Library Management
- Field Recording / Editing for Ambience Sound Design
- Foley Recording / Editing / Pre-Mixing
- Layering Sounds for Detail
- Creative Variations of Same Sound Source
- Understanding ADR Scrip Writing

Week 8 : Human / Animal / Monster Voice Design

- How to Record a Voice ( Close / Distant / Wet / Dry / etc )
- How to Clean a Voice ( Clipping / Clicks / Breath / Reverb / etc )
- Voice Sound Design with Vocoder & Auto-Tune
- Voice Techniques for DIY Voice Acting
- Create a Big Angry Monster Voice from Scratch
- Create a Ghost-ish Voice from Scratch
- Create a Robot / Phone FX Voice from Scratch

 

Week 9 : Game Audio Production

- Brief History of Game Audio
- Understanding What Developers are Expecting
- Understanding Audio in Game Engine ( Unreal / Unity )
- Analyzing the Gameplay : When / Where to Design?
- How to Make a Perfect Loop
- User Interface Sound Design
- Triggering Sounds
- Pre-Mixing / Sound Assets Management

Week 10 : Portfolio

- Mixing / Export Portfolio Project
- How to Make Perfect Resume / Cover Letter / Demo-Reel
- How to Make a Portfolio Website with WordPress
- Professional Life Skill as a Sound Designer

 
Instructor - Jong Hee Park, Record Factory CEO

Jong Hee Park is a multi-talented entrepreneur who are fearless in testing his limits in the music industry. After studying at Vancouver Film School and Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, Jong Hee set up his own recording studios, EPI and 7 Hertz, which paved the path for his notable career as a sound engineer. From K-Pop, movies, commercials to games, Jong Hee immersed himself in various genres and styles of music in his sound design work, and mastered all three fields of sound engineering-recording, mixing, and mastering. Jong Hee’s passion now lies in leading the young aspiring producers/engineers/musicians with the effective educational programs, and he hopes to achieve that dream with Record Factory.

 
Certification

A certificate of completion will be awarded upon graduation.

Enroll Now for Feb 10 / May 4, 2020 Class!