Audio Storytelling with Juli Saragosa

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  • Saturday 18 March 2023 at 10:00 - Saturday 25 March 2023 at 18:00
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  • Filmarche e.V Lahnstrasse 25 Berlin

Saturdays 18th and 25th of March, 10-6pm in English

It's said that sound is 50% of a film. But sound is often an afterthought in film production. "Let's fix it in post," is even heard on big mainstream productions. This workshop will flip the image-sound hierarchy and put sound first. In the conception of your own Audio-Film (a film without images) the focus on sound design will support a deeper understanding of how sound functions in film storytelling. Through listening exercises and hands-on practice, Juli will facilitate your insight into and practical skill-building of designing sound for characters, mood, story and providing an experience for your audience. You will come away from this 2-day workshop with a short Audio-Film of your own. You do not need any special software other than what you already use for editing, and perhaps a trial version of Ableton Live.

Day 1 Conception of audio story & characters Listening exercises Sound synthesis & sampling Recording Foley & ADR

Day 2 Layering ambience moods & spaces Music production for filmmakers EQ & Reverb Mixing & Mastering

Juli Saragosa graduated from Humber College’s Film and Television Production Program in 1996 and immediately began interning at the top-notch post-production sound facility, Tattersall Sound. Juli received an MPSE Golden Reel award for best sound editing on the mini-series “The Hunchback” in 1998, and a Gemini nomination for sound editing on the TV series “DaVinci’s Inquest” in 1999. Juli put the film industry on hold to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts. After relocating to Berlin in 2009, began again creating sound design and montage for independent filmmakers. Juli’s work extends to the curatorial and educational, as a grassroots organizer and workshop leader of the Vancouver super8 festival Project8, post-sound instructor at Simon Fraser University, and since 2016 film sound, film history and visual effects instructor, as well as creative development advisor for 1st year film students at Catalyst Film in Berlin.


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