Bruce Pennycook of the University of Texas at Austin will teach a two-week Workshop on Creating Music and Audio for Film, Video and Games June 16-27 at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The course will run from 15:00-18:00 and 19:00-21:00 each day.
Material: This course will explore current technologies and techniques for the creation of music, audio and sound effects for film, video and games. It will be based primarily on the widely used Apple Logic Studio 8. Students will need to be comfortable with the Mac OS-X platform. However, no prior knowledge of Logic is required. The course will cover basic musical forms, looping and mixing, soft instrument plugins, synchronizing musical materials to video, acquiring and modifying audio effects files, advanced sound treatment using Logic plugins, game audio design, track layering, and surround mixing. Students will complete five short assignments and one longer project using video clips provided for the class or materials that the students may have.
The production facilities will include a suite of Intel iMac computers with Garage Band 4 and Logic Studio 8. Students will need to bring their own stereo headphones (1/8” stereo) for these workstations. The final project will be mixed on the teaching station using 5.1 surround audio.
Instructor: Professor Bruce Pennycook (Doctor of Musical Arts, Stanford, '78) is a composer, new media developer and media technology specialist. He taught at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario then McGill University in Montreal, Quebec where he developed undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Music Technology and held the position of Vice-Principal for Information Systems and Technology. Pennycook moved to Austin in 2002 and was appointed Professor of Music Composition and Professor of Radio-Television-Film in 2007. Pennycook has published a wide range of articles on new music and music technology. His music includes from music for video, electro-acoustic music, chamber music and music for large ensembles and these are performed throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. Prof. Pennycook teaches music composition, film scoring and digital media and conducts research in new media interface design. He is also the Panel Chair of the Digital Arts and Media program at the University of Texas at Austin.
Admission: Admission to the workshop requires an application ("candidatura"). Submission deadline is May 5, 2008. Please see the website for details: http://utaustinportugal.org/Events.aspx?event=167
Sponsorship: The workshop is part of the Summer Institute in Digital Media of the UT Austin|Portugal Program.
Official Website: http://utaustinportugal.org/Events.aspx?event=167
Added by riddle on April 17, 2008