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Audio Post-Production for Cinema

Nikola Medic
November 14th, 2017 | 09:30 to 12:30 and 14:40 to 17:30 | Universidade de Aveiro, DeCA
November 15th, 2017 | 09:30 to 12:30 | Universidade de Aveiro, DeCA

This workshop addresses aesthetic concepts inherent to audio for cinema and also methodologies (workflows) associated with ProTools, used in the cinematic post-production industry.


Objectives and methodologies

1. To develop a greater understanding of the function of sound in cinematic narrative

2. To present different work methodologies for use in post-production

3. To introduce a variety of ProTools editing techniques

4. To introduce the Foley process

5. To introduce the fundamental elements of the mixing process


The workshop will have a theoretic component that will explore the aesthetic, technical and methodological concepts, in addition to a practical component in which each participant may apply the theoretical knowledge acquired through a series of exercises using sound editing, the Foley process and mixing techniques.



A basic knowledge of acoustics is recommended. Familiarity with Protools is an advantage but not a requirement.


Number of Participants

12 – 15


Calendar and Schedule

Theoretic component – 3 hours

Practical Session I (Edition) – 3 hours

Practical Session II (Foley)  – 3 hours

Practical Session III (Mixing) – 3 hours



If participants have a laptop computer with ProTools installed, they should please bring it to the workshop


Basic Bibliography

Altman, Rick (2004) Silent film Sound. New York: Columbia University Press

Chion, Michel (1983) Film, a Sound Art. New York: Columbia University Press

Chion, Michel (1994) Audiovision. New York: Columbia University Press

Kernis, Mark (2011) Beyond Dolby Stereo. Bloomington: Indiana University Press

Sonnenschein, David (2001) Sound Design. Studio City: Michael Wiese Productions

Yewdall, David (2007) Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound. New York: Focal Press


Registration Fee: €90 (students €50)

A discount of 20% of the total fee is available on registering for 2 or more EAW’17 workshops 


Register at: http://eaw.web.ua.pt/


Closing date for applications: October 30th