Short course

Overview

Delivered in the NFTS Scotland Virtual Classroom, accessed via Zoom

Sound design is the emotional heartbeat of a film, TV show or game, combining technical skills with a passion for telling stories through sound.

This course provides an introduction to the principles of sound editing and design for film and TV.

Through exercises, you will learn how to layer audio to enhance storytelling and where sound fits in the post-production workflow. You will learn about session management and technical aspects of sound editing, which, reinforced by conceptual thinking, will help you take your project to the next level.

This course will be taught in Pro Tools, so some basic familiarity with the software is preferable. However, those using other editing software with a timeline-based editing for sound and picture can also take part in the course.

This course covers:

  • The role of sound in storytelling, breakdown of different sound layers
  • Overview of postproduction workflow
  • Session Management
  • Psychoacoustic
  • Dialogue Editing
  • Sound Effects editing
  • Mixing and deliverables for the final projects

ABOUT THE TUTOR:

Ania Przygoda is an award-winning sound editor. She won Best Sound Designer at Underwire Film Festival 2014 and was nominated for the prestigious Verna Fields Golden Reel awarded by Motion Picture Sound Editors association in Los Angeles. Ania’s films have previously won British Independent Film Awards in 2017, the Palme d’Or in Cannes 2014, Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival and San Sebastián International Film Festival 2012, Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival, Royal Television Society Award in 2013, to name a few. Her latest feature Make Up premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in October and will be released on 31st of July by Curzon Artificial Eye. Her recent work on Stronger is Better Than Angry directed by Hope Dickson Leach is part of The Uncertain Kingdom and available to watch online on BFI Player.

Ania graduated with an MA in Sound Design for Film and Television from the National Film and Television School in the UK in 2013.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £795 (reduced to £770 to include cost of one month Pro Tools subscription required for course)
Corporate Rate: £1220

Bursaries, supported by the Scottish Government, are also available for those who are eligible.

BURSARY INFORMATION

If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria or are able to pay for the course. 

Once you have submitted your course application, your bursary application should be submitted to scotland@nfts.co.uk

The deadline for bursary applications is 17th August 2020 at 9 am.  

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland bursary, please read our Alternative Funding Avenues document which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help.

 

NFTS Scotland Hardship Fund 

With support from Screen Scotland, a new fund aimed at practitioners who have experienced significant work and financial loss as a direct result of the impact of COVID-19 is available for our online courses from May 2020 onwards.

This fund is available to those who are not able to evidence their eligibility for the NFTS Scotland bursary fund with the required supporting documents, but who now meet the income threshold criteria. 

It is a small, discretionary fund aimed at supporting those most in need. You should only apply if you are a Scottish resident and your finances have been directly affected by loss of work in March 2020 and beyond as a result of COVID-19.

To apply for support, please complete this application form and submit it to scotland@nfts.co.uk at the same time as making your course application.  

How to apply

Application deadline: Book Now

Please complete the application form to apply. You will also be required to upload your CV. 

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