AUDIO WORKSHOP:  DEMYSTIFYING SOUND FOR SHORT NARRATIVES & DOCS

A Workshop with Bitterroot Media’s Ron Setzer

Sunday March 10, 2013
10am-1pm ~ The Hollywood Theatre ~ $20
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Sponsored By:  sagindie

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Your film is 50% sound.  Quite simply, this workshop is designed to help you improve the sound you get on your films by breaking down audio pre-production, production & post-production processes, best practices & gear to their essential elements for the benefit of non-experts.

-Get better production audio regardless of your gear options

-Get better sound editing outcomes no matter the quality of audio you end up with

 

 

Areas that will be covered:

PRE-PRODUCTION:
What does this film need audio-wise? What is my reality? What can I control?

PRODUCTION:  Getting the Sound (hands-on / gear will be available)

Camera Audio / Knowing the frame / Mics/ Mixers, Recorders, Meters, DBs & Clipping / Monitoring / Syncing – “Roll Audio”/ Room Echo, Rumble, Wind, Dead Cats & High Pass Filters / Thinking about the background, ambient sounds & matching / Room Tone & Wild Sound / File Management & Sound Log

POST PRODUCTION:  Basic Dialog Editing

Guide Track / Stacking / Checker-boarding / Heads & Tails / ADR & Foley / Stealing from other clips / Room Tone & Wild Sound / Getting Rid of Clicks & Pops / Smoothing & Sweetening

Feel free to bring any of your own your gear if you would like some help understanding it better.

About Ron Setzer

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Ron Setzer resides in Portland, OR and holds an MFA in digital film making from the University of Montana.  While at UM, Ron specialized in audio for film and taught a number of production audio and sound design classes, along with non-linear editing and narrative story creation classes. Ron has also received formal training in ProTools and Sound Track Pro.  Currently, Ron is the co-owner of Bitterroot Media which provides production and post-production audio services, production audio gear rental, and videography services.  Ron is credited on many commercial, narrative short, and documentary projects including Career Opportunities in Poetry, a 2009 Best of the NW Film & Video Festival selection for narrative film, multi award-winning 2009 / 2010 feature length documentary Mississippi Queen, and multi-award winning 2012 documentary Austin Unbound.