Teaching Audio-Visual Composition @ UVA

This summer course explores the ways in which sound interacts with video. Students investigate this interaction by first discussing the history of electronic sound, video, and their relationship, establishing (or refreshing) basic audio and video editing skills, and then getting hands-on experience through creative projects. Projects include composing sound design for film, creating video art (that incorporates video-recorded and/or animated materials), and designing real-time interactive media projects. The target student of this course is a musician interested in expanding their relationship to video and multimedia. No experience with audio or video technologies is required, although it is welcome.

Questions discussed include: What is sound and image? How can we manipulate sound and image using computers (and other tools)? What is the relationship between sound and image? What are the semiotics of sound and image? What are future potentials of sound and image?