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Sonic Strategies for Short Films

Lecture by Richard Eigner

This workshop will explore location recording techniques and introduce you to equipment that is accessible and easy to use. All audio variables that might arise during a shoot will be explained, including; microphone polar patters, sampling rate and bit depth, wind shields, and affordable specialist tools such as hydrophones and contact mics. We’ll also look at post-production options to improve dialogue and location sound recordings, such as; how to use panning, equalization and reverb to full effect. The goal is to strengthen your understanding of sound design (ambience, foley), silence and music as a dramaturgical element in film post-production.

Richard Eigner is a composer, sound artist and percussionist residing in Vienna and Linz, Austria. He is working mainly in the fields of improvised acoustic music and multichannel electronics. His doctorate work »Denoising Field Recordings. The Denoising of Noise« was presented in Hanoi, New York, Beirut, Madrid, Bangor, Florenz, Den Haag and Düsseldorf. His main musical project Ritornell performed at Sónar Festival Barcelona, Spatial Sound Institute Budapest, Disainiöö Festival, Tallinn and Ars Electronica Festival. He collaborated with the likes of Flying Lotus, Dorian Concept, Patrick Wolf and Patrick Pulsinger, amongst others.


The lecture is in connection with the FILM WORKSHOP IN FUŽINE/LIČ/VRATA programme as part of our collaboration with the European Capital of Culture Rijeka 2020, Port of Diversity, within the flagship programme 27 Neighbourhoods (Programme Manager: Branka Cvjetičanin).

Sonic Strategies for Short Films
January 14, 2020, 9:30h
Salzgries 14, 2nd Floor, 1010 Vienna – Art & Science Studios