Audio Post-Production


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

5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 PL + 30,0 TP + 3,0 OT


Having completed the course "Sound" (2nd Semester, 2nd Year). Basics of Audiovisual Language. Motivation, interest and commitment.

In this unit the students should acquire theoretical and practical skills of sound post-production for audiovisual and be able to edit, process and mix sound for the production of videos or documentary cinema.

1.Theoretical elements of audiovisual language.
2.Sound technologies and techniques for film, video and multimedia.
3.Synchronization of sound and image with and without Timecode.
4.Configuration and organisation of DAW software sessions.
5.Sound recording and editing for image post-production.
6.Audio processing with plug-ins.
7.Sound mix procedures.
8.Master audio formats.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment with specific weights: practical exercises; written test; attendance, motivation and participation.
Minimum passing mark is 10 (out of a 0/20 scale)

- SHEPERD, A. (2003). Pro Tools for vídeo, film, and multimedia. Boston: Muska & Lipman Publishing

Method of interaction
A.Theoretical/practical sessions aiming at developing students' autonomy in audio post-production.
B.Practising with short films and individual exercises.

Software used in class
Pro Tools 8 -10