Department of Sound Recording & Design
About the department
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute is one of the few existing film schools which have been producing seasoned professionals in Sound Recording and Design. Students are trained in on location recording, studio recording, film dubbing and sound mixing on state-of-the-art consoles.Students develop a keen ear for their aural environment and learn to appropriate the same for images through location sound recording, audio post-production , and sound design.
The course in Sound Recording and Design includes intense exposure to the Indian film and music industry in the form of numerous workshops conducted by eminent professionals.
3 Years Divided into 6 Semesters.
Total No of Seats
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.Physics is required in 10+2 level.
Candidates successful in the Joint Entrance Test (JET) will be called for Orientation and Interview.
Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of written examination(JET), orientation and interview subject to qualifying in Medical test.
Faculty & Academic Support Staff
—Professor & Head of the Department
Sukanta Majumdar is a sound designer who specialises in field recording and sound design for films and theatre. A graduate of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India in Kolkata, he has worked with many renowned filmmakers at home and abroad.
Sukanta’s recent work includes a soundtrack for artist Moad Musbahi at the ongoing Singapore Biennale 2022
(https://www.singaporebiennale.org/artists/moad-musbahi), soundtracks for an exhibition, A Slightly Curving Place at HKW, Berlin in 2020. (https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2020/a_slightly_curving_place/start.php), which travelled later to Alserkal, Dubai in 2021, and a soundtrack for a recently released album, Anthology of Exploratory Music from India. (https://unexplainedsoundsgroup.bandcamp.com/track/rites-of-labour) .
Among his recently completed film soundtracks are Cat Sticks (Ronny Sen, India; premiered at Slamdance 2019), Jole Dobe Na (Those Who Do Not Drown) by Naeem Mohaiemen, premiered at Yokohama Triennale 2020 and a few short films by Amit Dutta including If I go, where do I go? (2020) and The Scent of Earth (2021), Anynadin… (Another Day…) (2021) by Kamar Ahmad Simon, premiered at IDFA 2021, Nine Hills One Valley (2022) by Haobam Paban Kumar, A Home for My Heart (2022) by Sankhajit Biswas, Before Life After Death (2022) by Anshul Tiwari.
One of his recent publications includes an essay, Ways of Listening in the Volume 1 (A Slightly Curving Place, ed. Nida Ghouse, pp. 129-139) of the series An Archaeology of Listening by Archive Books. https://www.archivebooks.org/a-slightly-curving-place/
Pursued Post Graduate Diploma in Cinema with specialization in Audiography from SRFTI. Worked as a sound recordist / designer for 7 years in every form of Audio Visual format ranging from feature length to television commercials. He has done ‘Sound of Joy’ (Sound Designer), ‘Sachin – A Billion Dreams’; (Location sound recordist) ‘Guddi ki gun’, ‘Bollywood Diaries’ to name a few.
Siba Sankar Das
Three years diploma holder in Sound and TV Engineering from Biju Pattanaik Film & Television Institute of Orissa. Worked as a Sound recordist for Tara Bangla Pvt. Ltd. in 2004. Worked as a Sound recordist for Zee News Chattisgarh in 2007. Worked as a Demonstrator in FTll Pune in 2011.
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 film industry.
The students enjoy the following facilities:
Studios for mixing, music recording, dubbing using Protools workstations, multichannel mixing consoles with high-end microphones and speakers.
Digital audio workstations for track laying/sound designing using Protools workstations.
Multi-track portable mixing consoles and recorders including shotgun, and wireless microphones for location recording.
Classroom with surround sound previewing facility.