Sound influences the way we watch a film in many interesting ways. This class will explore the role sound plays in a film, and study the techniques for creating film-sound design. Sound effects recorded in the field, voices recorded in a studio, the creation of 'Foley' sound and even original music-all these elements can be created by students for their animated films. We'll study audio recording, sound editing and mixing using Pro Tools, and also view and discuss films of interest. Guests and field trips will offer a look at the working world of sound design. Students will emerge from the class feeling comfortable with all the skills needed to create sound for their films.