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Department of Sound Recording & Design
Faculty & Academic Support Staffs

Debasish Ghoshal (Professor & Head of the Department)

Academic qualification: M.Sc (Engineering) in Sound and Vibration from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; Post graduate diploma with specialization in Sound Recording and Sound Engineering from FTII, Pune.  Industry experience: Worked as a Music Recording Engineer for Albums and Films for Six years. Worked as freelance sound recordist for documentary films on 16 mm and […]

Pankaj Seal (Associate Professor)

 Academic qualification: M.A.; Post Graduate Diploma in Sound Recording and Sound Engineering from FTII, Pune Industry experience: Music recording engineer in Suraj Ka SatwanGhora (Dir: Shyam Benegal); location sound recordist in Sanshodhan (Dir: GovindNihlani); audio post production in Phir Teri Kahani YaadAayi (Dir: Mahesh Bhatt); re-recording engineer in Probhu Nosto Hoye Jai (Dir: Agnidev Chatterjee) and other films and TV programmes; National Award (Rajat […]

Abdul Rajjak (Assistant Professor, Media Audio)

Academic qualification:B.Sc with Physics Honours from Calcutta University, Post Graduate Diploma with specialization in Sound Recordingand Sound Engineering from FTII, Pune.

Siba Sankar Das (Sound Recordist)

Academic Qualification: Three years diploma in Sound and T.V. Engg. From Biju Pattanaik Film & Television Institute of Orissa.

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Department of Sound Recording & Design
 
The department looks at sound as a narrative device in cinema. To foster an organic aural imaging culture in the contemporary film practice, students are immersed in various streams of audio techniques, from on-location recording, studio recording, dubbing, track laying &designing to finally mixing for particular outputs.
Sound Recording & Designing Course Details
1st semester
  1. Script to screen
  2. Projection theory, recording chain
  3. Digital recording theory
  4. Surround format
  5. Magnetic & optical recording theory
  6. Speaker & microphone
  7. Acoustic & psychoacoustic
  8. Synchronisation
  9. Film track analysis
Sound practical:
introduction of ‘audio-equipment’ used in location, location recording with and without picture reference, introduction of ‘audio-equipment’ used in studio, studio recording with and without picture reference, demonstration of multi-track recording, shooting with audio

Audiography components:
Script to screen and projection theory, microphones, speakers and basic acoustics, frequency and loudness levels, equalization, architecture of mixing console, psycho acoustics and monitoring systems, synchronization and digital technology, mono, stereo and surround formats, sound designing and analysis of sound tracks.

Practical exercises:
Location recording, studio based recording and demonstration on multi-track recording & mixing.

Specialisation (2nd  to  6th semester)

Theory:
Foundation in the field of ‘film sound recording’ with a detailed insight into sound and its related technologies. Topics covered include the structure and function of the ear and basic principles of auditory awareness, propagation of sound in a media, Room Acoustics, dubbing, music recording, surround sound recording, sound editing, mixing, sound manufacturing and sound design techniques etc.

Practical exercises:
MUSIC RECORDING FOR FILM FORMAT
SONG RECORDING FOR FILM FORMAT
DUBBING & FOLEY RECORDING FOR 5.1 FORMAT
SOUND DESIGNING FOR SURROUND FORMAT
STUDYING MICROPHONE & SPEAKER SYSTEM
MONO FILM MIXING
LOCATION RECORDING FOR FILM SOUND
STUDY OF AUDIO EQUIPMENT
FILM MIXING IN SURROUND FORMAT
ANALYSIS ON SOUND TRACK FOR FILMS
AUDIO STUDIO INSTALLATION ENGINEERING
USE OF SOUND FOR THE NARRATIVE

Workshops on:
LOCATION RECORDING
SONG RECORDING
SOUND DESIGNING
MUSIC IN FILM
MIXING
STUDY TOUR & LAB VISIT

Independent Exercises and Coordinated Projects Scholarships:
  • Two scholarships offered by DOLBY to outstanding students
  • Institute offers scholarships (two scholarships each year) on need cum merit basis
Our Alumni
  • Subhadeep Sengupta (1st batch)
    Won the National Award for Best Sound Recording for the film “Chitrasutram” (2011).
    Also worked on the feature film “Chalo Let’s Go”, the documentary “Bom”, and many, many others
    Partha Barman(2nd batch)
    Won the National Award for Best Audiography for the film “Bishar Blues” (2006).

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Facilities

The department of Sound Recording and Sound Designing is equipped with state of the art equipment to prepare the students for meaningful contribution to the industry. The students enjoy the following facilities:

 

  • Two Mixing cum music recording cum dubbing studios with surround monitoring facility (LARGE HALL)
  • One music recording cum dubbing studio (Medium HALL)
  • Five Digital Audio Workstation for Track Laying/Sound designing
  • Mono & Stereo microphones for Location & Studio recording. Digital & Analogue mixing console with stereo and surround monitoring facilities.
  • Nuendo and Protools
  • Class room with surround sound previewing facility.

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