Working Creatively With Location Sound

December 18, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

w600_5622228_locationsoundweb1Honeycomb Creative Works – @ UWS Creative Media Academy, Ayr Campus

5-Day programme – Monday 19th–Friday 23rd January 2015 – 9.30am-5pm
Interest in the sound recording of natural and human environments has grown rapidly in the last few years. Described in various ways: location, field, natural, wild etc., these recordings can be put to a multitude of uses including film, television, radio, art installations, web and CD releases, video game soundtracks, as part of musical compositions and so on. Although we often think of these art forms as primarily visual, in fact the sound track often plays a dominant role in the viewer/user experience.
Learning to create original and effective sound tracks is a crucial and major part of many creative processes. New digital equipment makes recording and editing sound more accessible to many non-specialists, but also requires skill and experience in order to get the most out of it.
Who is this for?
This five-day course aims to teach you the skills necessary to produce superb field recordings that can be used in a wide range of different media projects, and will give you hands-on experience with some of the latest equipment. The course is suitable for film-makers, sound recordists, radio producers, audio artists, musicians and video game designers, both professional and amateur.
About the Trainers
Taught by Chris Watson, one of the world’s outstanding field recordists, whose work ranges from CDs released in his own name to the soundtracks of countless BBC wildlife films, and by audio specialist Jez riley French, and UWS lecturer in Filmmaking Peter Snowdon.
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How to apply
This is a free Honeycomb programme, award recipients must be located within the following territories: Western seaboard of Scotland – Lochaber; Skye & Lochalsh; Arran, Cumbrae; Argyll & Bute; East Ayrshire & North Ayrshire Mainland; South Ayrshire; Dumfries & Galloway; NI, excluding greater Belfast; Six border counties of the Republic of Ireland – Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo.

Deadline for Applications
Please email by Friday 9th January, please title your email – Sound Module application request.

Academic Credit
Participants who wish to gain a university credit for the module will be asked to complete a development dossier and written assignment for a personal sound production project to be submitted by early March 2015.