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Sound Recording & Design

Even though Sound came later in Cinema it is now an essential element of the Cinematic language and the arena of Music industry. Today we just cannot think of Cinema or Television or any other media without Sound. Starting from simple optical recordings in the 1930's today sound has really come of age and audiences around the world are thronging the theatres to hear that wonderful immersive and realistic surround sound. Listening to the Song or Music in home entertainment is nowadays pretty close the to the big theatre experience.

All Film theory now includes Sound as an essential element of the Cinematic image. Audio literacy is as important to Film students as visual literacy. The entire world of Studio Sound Recording, Sync Sound recording, Audio Post Processing, Track Laying and Mixing is a highly exciting field and providing excellent career opportunities to Students. Of course, like all other fields in Cinema, Sound Recording, Sound Designing and Sound Mixing are the Aesthetic Artistic activity as well as that of high technical skill.

The Sound Recording & Design course equips the students with all the skills required for Audio recording and Sound Design so that they can use the power of Sound in both Fiction and Documentary genres of Cinema. A Sound Recordist who is creatively and technically proficient is always in demand in the vast Media Industry. 

Where does a Sound Recordist work?

As a salaried person Sound Recordist will have the choice of working in different sectors as career. Such as Television channels, FM Radio Stations, Film Production houses, Recording Studious, Ad production houses, Multimedia production houses etc. As a freelance professional they have vast area to work in all over the country independently.

What is the average Salary of Sound Recordist?

A Sound Recordist’s income depends upon his creative skill and amount of success he gets commercially with his work. Talented and experienced Sound Recordists for instance will usually be able to command higher salaries. A Sound Recordist’s salary will also usually be determined by his location as well as which industry he’s in. It differs from Tollywood to Bollywood.

As a salaried person in different organization annual package starts from Rs. 3,00,000 – 8,00,000. It depends upon the financial strength of the organization. The salary also depends upon the project on which the Sound Recordist is working on. Freelance Sound Recordist earns hour wise payment or as a contractual amount which may reach to between Rs. 1,000 – 5,000 per day. For those experienced hands, sky is the limit.

Course Fees : Rs. 20,000
Course Duration : 6 months
Class Schedule : 2 days per week
Project : Individual Film
Contractual Assignment : Different Fiction & Non-Fiction TV Programmes, TV Commercials, Song Recording etc

The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie [Jeorge Lucas] 

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