Voice Over Recording and Editing - Full Day Workshop

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South Parkdale Sound

14 Maynard Avenue

Toronto, ON M6K 2Z9

Canada

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The class will be run by Bryan Bindon, a Film Composer, and Post Audio Engineer with extensive knowledge regarding voice recording, and dialogue editing. The class will be run at South Parkdale Sound, a high end professional recording studio located in South Parkdale. The workshop will be a 50/50 split between basic theory and actual hands on VO recording and editing, and will give you the basic knowledge required to record your own self tapes, ADR, and even the basic knowledge to edit dialogue in your own independent short films and features.


Voice Over Recording Lesson Plan


9:00 - 10:00 - Technical Intro

  • What makes a good voice recording?
  • What you will need - The recording chain
  • Types of Microphones and Microphone Selection. Which one should I use?
  • Types of Microphone stands
  • Types of preamps / audio interfaces.
  • Headphones and Monitoring

10:00 - 11:00 - Practical Setup and Testing

  • Selecting a microphone for your voice ( Testing multiple microphones )
  • Setting up your recording area
  • Hooking everything up to your computer

11:00 - 12:00 - Recording a demo

  • Record in a few demos with different people, VO, “Oh - Noes”, and Character voices


12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch!

1:00 - 2:00 - Comping, Arranging, and Consolidating your Recordings

  • Take all our recorded vocal takes, and create a composite “best” take of your performance
  • Moving, and arranging our audio. Cutting, fading, and Manipulating the timing of your performance
  • Editing out noise, breaths, unwanted audio
  • Consolidating the edited audio a final audio track for post processing.

2:00 - 3:00 - Compression, EQ, De-Essing, Limiting, Reverb, and more!

  • What is Compression?
  • What is Limiting?
  • What is De-Essing?
  • What is Equalization?
  • Why is reverb important?
  • How can we make these work for us to improve our audio?
  • What order should I put them in?

3:00 - 4:00 - Applying the techniques

  • Apply compression. How much is enough?
  • Do I need De-Essing?
  • Do I need Limiting?
  • Apply Equalization. What frequencies should I EQ?
  • Apply Reverb. What kind, and how much?
  • A/B Compare our audio before and after post processing

4:00 - 5:00 - Exporting audio, audio formats, and industry standards

  • What is industry standard? What is your audio going to be used for? What format do you need? WAV? AAF? Pro-Tools?
  • How to export 24-Bit, 48 kHz WAV files.
  • MP3s and audio codec compression. Can you tell the difference? Does it matter?
  • We-Transfer, and uploading large files.
  • Soundcloud Compression and sound quality.
  • QUESTIONS

5:00 - 6:00 - EXTRA: Advanced post production techniques (if time allows)

  • Izotope RX6, what is this? Do I need it?
  • What is a spectogram? What am I looking at?
  • Spectral noise reduction techniques. Targeted attenuation.
  • De-Click, De-Hum, De-Reverb, Mouth noise, and Lav noise removal


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South Parkdale Sound

14 Maynard Avenue

Toronto, ON M6K 2Z9

Canada

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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