Wk. 05 Sound Design Class


Week 5. 23rd August 2019, 1pm – 2:30pm. Room W 15.1.14

NOTE: No class next Friday, Week 6, 30th Aug due to teachers PD day.


Introduction to Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR), Filmmaker IQ – Video 12 mins 24 sec

Assignment 3 – Replace video clip soundtrack, record dialogue.

Assignment Brief is available on Brightspace.
Finished assignment is to be uploaded back to Brightspace.

Due Date: Wk 9, September 20th (must be uploaded to Brightspace by end of class)

Deliverables for upload to Brightspace: refer to the Brief
(available for download from Brightspace)

Building on Assignment 1 where you had to create a soundtrack for a silent movie clip, in this assignment you will need to do the same, but in addition this time you will have to record and add your own dialogue to add to the soundtrack, along with adding sound effects and music from the internet.

This assignment has a group component (transcribing the dialogue script, planning and finding the sounds and recording the dialogue), and an individual component (creating a soundtrack and producing a final video which will be uploaded to Brightspace, along with required documentation).

You will be formed into groups for the dialogue recording. Each group is to choose a movie clip from the provided list, and record the dialogue in the sound booth. Each group will need to transcribe the dialog and type up a script to use in the sound booth.

When recording is complete, each member of each group will take a copy of the group’s dialogue audio files and script and use them to produce their own individually edited video, including their own soundtrack.

Enhance the vocal dialogue recording

Each individual student is to apply Adobe Audition’s Parametric Equalizer filter to enhance the recorded dialogue audio. Refer to the Larry Jordan tutorial article
EQ: Warm a Voice and Improve Clarity.

Each student’s individual production must use the video clip chosen by their group for the dialogue, and must contain:

Dialogue, as recorded by the group for the chosen video
Sound FX including action sounds and ambient sounds
Suitable background music

Final video size, format

To keep file sizes manageable, video should be edited and the final produced as an .mp4 at same size as original – 640×360 pixels.
Make sure you manage all your project folders and files neatly.
Make sure to keep all your project folders, project files and sound files! Backing up all your work is a good habit!

Each student must submit to Brightspace:

1) Finished 1 minute movie clip with their own soundtrack (incorporating their group’s dialogue recording)
2) A screengrab showing their project folder and file management
3) A screengrab of their Adobe Audition multitrack project
4) A Word .doc page reflecting on the student’s own work during the project, AND a reflection on the group work, noting the student’s involvement and involvement of other group members. How did it go? What worked? What didn’t? Room for improvement? What would you do differently next time?
5) A Word .doc copy of the script created by the group.
6) Your Sound FX Running Sheet list and music style thoughts from Part A as a Word .doc

Make sure to keep all your assignment project work… and make a backup!

References & source video files to use

EQ: Warm a Voice and Improve Clarity – Adobe Audition Effect Tutorial by Larry Jordan

Refer to the Apocalypse Now demo project as a guide.

Click here or on the image below to choose a video and download


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