MTEC 70E: PRO TOOLS 210P-AVID CERTIFICATION
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||3 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Not open to students with credit in MUS 82E.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
The student will be able to:
A. Setup video frame rates.
B. Edit video in Pro Tools.
C. Import QuickTime and Avid compatible media.
D. Record and edit ADR in Pro Tools.
E. Edit multi-channel audio in a stereo environment.
F. Mix audio to digital picture.
G. Understand session signal flow.
H. Layback and export media to multiple formats.
I. Understand synchronization concepts.
A. Study and analysis of Avid Pro Tools post production techniques.
1. Understand audio post production workflows.
2. Audio acquisition techniques in studios and location recording.
3. Audio processing with hardware and software.
4. Mixing techniques addressing broadcast industry standards.
5. Export and manage digital audio file formats maintaining inter operational cross-platform compatibility.
6. Understand and apply professional recording studio operations and technical requirements.
7. Digital audio editing techniques as applied to music and sound effects synchronized to digital video.
A. Track count
B. Elastic audio settings and rendering levels
C. Plug-in and bus considerations
D. Insert tracks and routing importing and exporting file types
E. Bit rate encoding
F. Bouncing audio to disk
G. Consolidating audio regions, etc.
H. Other items may include subjects such as number of plug-ins per insert track, bus assignments for efficient recording operation, and mastering compression settings
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
1. Classroom with 31 Avid Pro Tools systems and appropriate versions of Pro Tools.
2. 31 Apple Macintosh computers running appropriate operating system.
3. Projection system for video and multimedia content.
4. Loudspeaker system to accurately reproduce audio examples.
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access:
1. On-going access to computer with email software and capabilities.
2. Email address.
4. Pro Tools software or equivalent Digital Audio Workstation.
Method(s) of Evaluation
Written assignments that analyze, compare and contrast Pro Tools editing techniques
Hands on demonstration of Pro Tools techniques including keyboard commands and hardware configurations
Tests on mastering, final delivery methods, theory and techniques as presented in the Pro Tools 210P textbook
Final project delivering completed soundtrack demonstrating understanding of class material and assignments
Method(s) of Instruction
Lecture presentations that demonstrate audio post production techniques for film, video and multimedia
Classroom discussions that address the history of audio and music production synchronized to film and digital video
Group presentations followed by in-class discussion and evaluation
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Cook, Andrew. Pro Tools 210P. 2020.
Other written materials provided by the instructor and delivered online.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Written critiques and analyses of audio production projects including film soundtracks, television, video games and internet multimedia.
B. Written summaries documenting technical and artistic elements for corresponding submitted assignments and audio projects.
C. Written proposals, session logs, learning outcomes and reflections supporting submitted musical works and final master recordings.
D. Hands-on exercises and guided tutorials to practice audio production concepts and techniques.