Audio Post-Production in Pro Tools

A course by Nadine Voullième Uteau
Sound Engineer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined July 2019
, Sound Engineer

Learn to use sound as a narrative tool and create your own sound universe

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (158)
  • 3706 students

Learn to use sound as a narrative tool and create your own sound universe



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (158)
  • 3706 students
  • 23 lessons (5h 13m)
  • 21 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Sound—and the absence of it—have a great degree of responsibility in the enjoyment of an audiovisual piece. Remember the first time you heard the T-Rex roar in Jurassic Park or the first time a ship jumped into hyperspace in Star Wars?

Nadine Voullième, a sound engineer with more than 30 years of experience, will teach you in this course how to use Avid Pro Tools to bring emotion, information, sensations, and perceptions to an image. Learn an accessible way to assemble soundtracks and develop the sound of your projects in a creatively and with technical knowledge.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The narrative sound
  • U3
    U3. Putting together the sound
  • U4
    U4. Mix
  • FP
    FP Final project
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First, Nadine will introduce herself and tell you about her main references. Then, you will review various concepts and perspectives of sound so you can apply them when thinking about your projects. You will learn about sound families, the role of music in the audiovisual world, the position of sound sources within a scene, and how this helps create different sound dimensions.

To show you the sound process of a scene, Nadine will work on a scene from the movie Redentor, by the Chilean director Ernesto Díaz, from the creation of the work session in Pro Tools until the final mix. You will be able to do it with a scene of your choice.

You will learn to create dubbing with an actor or actress, and Nadine will give you her best tips for making foleys.

You will discover the steps and tools to achieve a good balance between all the sound elements, including the edition of dialogues, environments, and particular sounds.

You will go to the mixing, starting with the main characteristics, moving to equalization, working with sound planes, and spatial location. Then you will try different versions of music for the scene and analyze the effect of each one. Finally, you will learn to export a final sound file to incorporate it into your image master.

What is this course's project?

You will edit and mix the soundtrack of an audiovisual scene. You will work, together with Nadine, in the construction of a sound atmosphere, particular noises, and dialogue editing, to finally achieve a professional 2.0 stereo mix.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Filmmakers, sound producers, animators, and all those who are passionate about the handling of audiovisual techniques.

Requirements and materials

You will need to have basic Pro Tools skills and basic knowledge of the audiovisual language.

You must have a computer with Pro Tools software installed—or some other sound editing program that works with images—a microphone, and sound monitors with good quality.


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Nadine Voullième Uteau

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Sound Engineer

Nadine has been a sound post-producer for 30 years. She works creating and editing soundtracks for film and television at Aural, a sound studio where she shares her work regularly. In addition, she teaches young filmmakers and digital animators.

She has participated in the sound and mixing of multiple Chilean and Latin American film projects such as La Telenovela Errante, a feature film by Raúl Ruiz; Caught in Japan, a documentary by Vivienne Barry, and Garage Olimpo by Marco Bequis, among others. Nadine specializes in recording, dubbing direction, and sound design. In 2017, she was named Featured Woman at the FEMCINE7 Women's Film Festival, for her career and contribution to the audiovisual medium.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • What will we do in this course?
    • Presentation
  • U2

    The narrative sound

    • Introduction to narrative sound
    • Introduction to narrative sound (part 2)
    • Introduction to narrative sound (part 3)
    • Sound search
    • Search for sounds (part 2)
    • Dubbing
    • Foley recording
  • U3

    Putting together the sound

    • Dialogue editing
    • Dialogue editing (part 2)
    • Assembling scene environments
    • Setting up specific sound effects
    • Setting up particular sound effects (part 2)
  • U4

    Mix

    • Sound color
    • Sound color (part 2)
    • Sound planes
    • Sound planes (part 2)
    • Spacial location
    • Spatial location (part 2)
    • Incorporation of music and export of the mix
    • Incorporation of music and export of the mix (part 2)
  • FP

    Final project

    • Sound postproduction in Pro Tools

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Audio Post-Production in Pro Tools. Music, and Audio course by Nadine Voullième Uteau

Audio Post-Production in Pro Tools

A course by Nadine Voullième Uteau
Sound Engineer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined July 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (158)
  • 3706 students