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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

FIL170 Sound I

Formerly FIL170 Sound Recording

Version 1: 20 hours (16 weeks). Version 2: 18 hours (16 weeks). 

New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.

Version 1: September 2007 - September 2016. Version 2: October 2016 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: record sound using the Fostex Recorder and the Wendt Mixer; use the audio signal chain, the recording and playback process; record using various microphones; solve potential sound problems; and discuss necessary steps for preparing for post.


Version 1 and 2: This course is designed to give student filmmakers practical hands on experience in a workshop environment. The course covers the basic and most common devices for analog and digital recording and provides training in the importance of acquiring usable location sound for a smooth transition into post-production. Other topics include: basic sound recording techniques in the field, production sound effects, ambient sound, production dialogue recording, analog and digital sound equipment, digital cameras and microphones, basics of sound theory, the difference between analog and digital recordings and the on set procedures a recordist must adhere to for a successful recording and sound effects. Students learn how to record sound using the Fostex Recorder and the Wendt Mixer and use the  audio signal chain, the recording and playback process using the Fostex and Wendt mixer, how to record using wireless microphones, how to solve potential sound problems, and preparing for post. Successful completion of this course enables students to continue on to successfully record sound on their Thesis film.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour as Sound Recording in Filmmaking (7/08) (10/16 revalidation). NOTE: Each semester of the One-Year Filmmaking Program is an integrated, cross-disciplinary experience. Credit is recommended only after students complete all courses within a given semester.