Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April
11am to 6pm (with 1 hour for lunch)
Aimed at storytellers in all media, from writers to filmmakers. The goal of the course is to start thinking about sound in a new way: As a basic tool of storytelling. The mechanics of a medium, it’s limits and unique capacities, it’s textures and its intrinsic qualities are all key to making the most of it as a creative artist. This course will examine ways of using sound to tell a story – ways of treating sound as a first class citizen in multimedia work. We’ll be listening to some of the best sound design and aural storytelling from radio, sound art and cinema. We’ll explore the various relations to the listener possible through the medium, and what sound can add to other mediums.
Anyone with an interest in sound as a medium, especially artists, filmmakers and radio producers who wish to develop the use of sound in their practice. This is not a technical sound engineering course, but a storytelling course focused on sound as a tool and a medium.
Over the course participants are invited to develop and share their own sound based project. This can be anything from a radio drama, to a sound walk, to the soundtrack of a visual project. We’ll all work together to provide feedback and help on these projects After the course has ended, participants will have an opportunity to share their creations on the A4 Sounds website and via Soundcloud.
Participants should bring along:
– Laptop Computer
– Device capable of digitally recording sound – e.g.: Smartphone or hardware recorder. A4 will provide recorders for group work and the necessary software for the course. If participants have their own device they are free to use this in the class.
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