Columbia College Chicago

Title I
VROOM! POW! BANG! & 3 Futzes… The Art & Science of Custom- Made Cinema Sound Effects

Most of the sounds that you hear in movies are not made by what you see on the silver screen. This paper explores the cinema sound creative process used in designing custom-made sound effects for award-winning short films. Presentation includes screening of selected scenes.

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Title II
Libyan Sibyl Sound Design – A Study of Cinema Sound Transformed for the Visual Learner

Comparisons between the chalk sketch and final fresco of the Libyan Sibyl from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel are transformed to represent comparisons between original production dialog recordings and the final cinema sound mix. This provides a discussion axis on Cinema Sound with students who have a more visually oriented learning style.

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