If care is taken during both production and post, your sound can single-handedly elevate the production value of your film. Conversely, no matter how great your film, if the sound is terrible, no one will watch.
Award-winning sound designer Paul Michael will cover the general history of sound for film, how to ensure you get the best sound possible for your low-budget film without expensive equipment, how to keep your sound consistent between shots, preparing your environment, recording “wild” sound and a full discussion of the recording equipment. Via video examples, he will show how instrumental sound is in convincing or gently persuading your audience to buy into the premise of your scene and how to change the entire mood of your scene just by changing your sound design.
Paul Michael has many, many years of experience under his belt and has sound edited, designed and mixed countless feature films and television shows and has been nominated for multiple Motion Picture Academy and Emmy Awards. Michael was honored with a TEC Award for his assistance in the development of the NoNoise™ restoration software. He has restored or salvaged countless well-known films as well as keeping the world safe by making problematic reality shows, intelligible. Although he has won Maverick and ProMax awards, he cherishes the prestigious (and possibly created for him) “Frankenbite” Award for making coherent sentences where none existed before. Michael loves a challenge and has a reputation for being unflappable. You can try and flap him, but it hasn’t happened yet.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Feb. 16, 2017