Documentary Film Studies, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho n.º 13021/2015

5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 15,0 T + 45,0 PL + 3,0 OT


Basics of acoustics. Interest and motivation.

a.The students should acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of sound for audiovisual.
b.This unit enables them to learn sound capture and recording techniques for documentary film and how to work as part of a team.

Acoustics: sound propagation; aural perception; the human voice.
Microphones and accessories for sound recording.
Management systems and equipment for audio signal recording.
Film timeCode.
Problems associated with sound indoors and outdoors.
Sound pre-production, production and post-production.
Direct sound, reference sound and post-production sound.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment with specific weights: 2 practical exercises; written test; attendance, motivation and participation.
10/20 is the minimum mark to pass.

- Lyver, D. (1995). Basics of Vídeo Sound. Oxford: Focal Press
- HOLMAN, T. (2010). Sound for Film and Television. : Focal Press

Method of interaction
A.Demonstrative and theoretical-practical lessons in which students will learn self-study techniques.
B.Practical examples and individual exercises on capturing and recording sound for a movie.
C.Screening and listening film sections.
D.Real context

Software used in class
Not applicable.