Let’s talk about the sound in the movie

Let’s talk about the sound in the movie

Already in October, the first open lectures of the Warsaw project AUDIOWIZJE, which is a series of actions in the field of audiovisual education, are starting. Its purpose will be to emphasize the role of the sound layer in the film – often unduly underestimated both in education and in the film making process.

Already in October, the first open lectures of the Warsaw project AUDIOWIZJE, which is a series of actions in the field of audiovisual education, are starting. Its purpose will be to emphasize the role of the sound layer in the film – often unduly underestimated both in education and in the film making process.

It will also be an opportunity to talk about Warsaw’s sound identity. Everyone interested is invited to Muranów Station – the first classes are coming on October 22!

The idea of the project is to start an interdisciplinary discussion about the role of sounds in human life and to spread the idea of using audio transmission in various fields of art. As part of the project, lectures and workshops will be held during which participants will acquire specialist knowledge in the field of film production, sound production, field recording of sounds and searching for means of expression through the audio layer.

The first stage of the project is open lectures that will take place at Muranów Station at 13 Andersa Street in Warsaw from October to December 2019. The classes will cover the subject of cooperation between sound and image in an audiovisual work, sources of sound materials for film, analysis of film structure, culture audio and sound identity of Warsaw. They will be led by specialists – dr Jacek Pająk (sound director, film expert, academic teacher), Rafał Listopad (film editor, academic teacher, member of the European Film Academy, Polish Film Academy and Polish Association of Editors), Dorota Nowocień (sound editor, academic teacher, member of Motion Picture Sound Editors, Audio Engineering Society and the Polish Filmmakers Association), Małgorzata Romanowska (researcher of sound composition of cities, creator and coordinator of the Warsaw Soundscape Project initiative) and experts from the Legal Culture Foundation, dealing with education in the field of copyright.

Classes will be held on the following dates:

  • October 22, 2019 at 17:00
    “Interaction of sound and image in an audiovisual work” – host: dr Jacek Pająk,
  • October 29, 2019 at 17:00
    “Warsaw’s sound identity” – hosted by: Małgorzata Romanowska,
  • November 5, 2019 at 17:00
    “Sources of sound materials for the film – copyright” – workshop of the Legal Culture Foundation,
  • November 12, 2019 at 17:00
    “Sources of sound materials for a film – archives, databases” – hosted by: Dorota Nowocień,
  • November 26, 2019 at 17:00
    “Analysis of film structure” part 1 – host: Rafał Listopad,
  • December 3, 2019 at 17:00
    “Analysis of film structure” part 2 – led by: Rafał Listopad,
  • December 10, 2019 at 17:00
    “Audio Culture” – host: Małgorzata Romanowska.

The second stage of the project will take place in spring 2020. Then the project participants will realize audiovisual works aimed at reviving archival photos from the life of the Warsaw Jewish community. The workshops will include stop motion animation, sound recording and production as well as film editing.

Everyone who wants to understand the meaning of sound in art and everyday life is invited to participate.

Applications for participation in individual lectures can be made via the online application form:

More information:
www.a35.pl

The event is organized by the FILMFORUM Association.

The project is co-financed by the Capital City of Warsaw.

Project partners are: the Shalom Foundation, the Association of Social and Cultural Initiatives Muranów Station, the LEGALNA KULTURA Foundation and the Warsaw Soundscape Project.