The day course that Anna presented; 'Introduction to Sound Supervision', was excellent.

It was the most informative and valuable short course I have ever attended - equal to a Walter Murch masterclass that I attended ten years ago.

Owen Peters AMPS, Sound Editor

Online course: Introduction to Sound Supervision

Cost: £170 + VAT

Dates & Times:

You can choose wether to do the course in the evening, morning, or over one weekend on the following dates and times (UK BST time):

  • Evening Course, (4 sessions) 7 - 9 PM (BST London) / 2 - 4 PM (EDT New York)

      Two consecutive weeks on Tuesdays & Thursdays; Oct 13, 15, 20 & 22.

  • Morning Course, (4 sessions) 9 - 11 AM (BST London) / 7 - 9 PM (AEDT Melbourne)

      Two consecutive weeks on Tuesdays & Thursdays; Oct 13, 15, 20 & 22.

  • Weekend Course (2 sessions) 11 AM - 4 PM (BST London) (incl. lunch break)

      Saturday & Sunday Oct 17 & 18.

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Bursaries:

ScreenSkills may provide bursaries for financial assistance to UK residents looking to progress in the screen industries, including money to pay for training. They aim to offer funding wherever possible, but cannot promise that all applications will be successful due to limited funding and skills shortage priorities. Each review is based on their individual applications and need and are currently focused on supporting individuals from groups currently under-represented in the industry. ScreenSkills only accept applications when the course is more than 7 days ahead of the date that individuals have applied.

Course info:

What is the course about and why now?

Due to a shortage of up-and-coming Sound Supervisors and diversity within the sector, I wanted to devise a one-day course aimed at sound editors who are curious about finding out more about the role and demystifying the skills needed to take the step up as Post Sound HoD. The increase in demand for content for global audiences, together with the introduction of the BFI diversity standards for the main UK screen awards, is likely to see a rise in demand for more diverse voices where decisions are being made; Sound Supervision being one of them.

My aim is to equip participants with the information they need to supervise a project well and how to gain confidence on which to build your own supervisory practice. The course material breaks down the broad skills recommended to complement your existing skills and experience, together with the added insights and interviews from a diverse range of acclaimed sound supervisors. 

The course first ran on September 6th at the NFTS Beaconsfield and there was some further requests to run it online to ensure it could be attended remotely by a wider number of participants. There will be a maximum of 6 participants in each online class.

What does the course cover?

By the end of the course, participants will have an insight into a Sound Supervisor’s role, responsibilities & relationships. They will have gained an awareness of best practices and a toolkit on which to build their own supervision practice. The course will include practical examples designed to increase confidence and where group discussions are encouraged.

Areas covered include:

  • Definition and responsibilities

  • Different types of sound supervisor 

  • Leadership skills for Post Sound 

  • How to manage sound teams

  • Feedback & conflict resolution

  • Preparing and overseeing a project from script to delivery

  • Dealing with challenges in the mix

  • Budgets & scheduling

  • Talking to directors about sound

  • Next steps: How to plan your own supervision career path

How do I know if this course if right for me?

This course is aimed at sound editors who wish to expand their knowledge and prepare them for the role of Sound Supervisor for films. There is no defined recommended skill level as a prerequisite, but a few years' experience of sound post production and familiarity of the industry and standards are advised.

The course will be tailored to the needs of the participants and will also feature shared insights from other sound supervisors. The course focuses around European & North American film standards and reference rates. 

The course will be delivered via Zoom. You will need:

  • either a computer or tablet with the Zoom app installed

  • headphones 

  • a reliable internet connection

The course is interactive so you will need to turn on your video and audio to take part.

What technology will I need to participate?