Continuing the exploration of the audio impact on visual images, this two-day workshop concentrates on the foundation and principles of post-production sound and the effective manipulation of dialogue, music, and sound effects to create a unified soundtrack.  A basic and straightforward approach will equip students with a practical and beneficial knowledge of audio uses.

Upon completion of this course, students will have learned the post production practices involved in bringing audio from the set to the screen, as well as the basic approaches to sound design. Overview of production and post production sound, the relationship between them, the elements that make up a soundtrack and the various elements at work, good and bad, will be explored to determine how the quality of sound elements affect the overall experience.


Walter Clissen

Sound Designer- Post Production Audio Engineer- Live Mixer
Walter has 25+ years of experience in all aspects of the audio world. Born in Belgium and working in venues all over Europe, he moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1988. His sound designs and post-production work have been heard internationally. His recent work includes sound mixing and sound designing “Dreadful Sorry” directed by Robert Richmond and sound design for Theatre and Opera houses (e.g.  L.A.’s Center for Bilingual Arts, La Mama ETC New York City, PCPA Theaterfest Santa Maria-Solvang CA,  Romanian National Theatre,
Cluj, Romania, The Flanders Opera Belgium and Stephen Schwartz’s new musical “My Fairy Tale”). He co-composed and sound designed the new musical for screen adaptation “Seven Stars in Paradise”.
He received his BFA/MFA from the Higher Institute of Theatre and Culture Spreading in Brussels, Europe. 
He taught several audio courses, workshops and lectures in Europe –Amsterdam, School of the Arts, UK-The University of Kent, at UCLA, CSU Fresno, Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA.  He presented papers at the Prague Quadrennial in 2011 in Prague and is a Specialist member for the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications.  He previously held professor positions at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ and at the University of South Carolina, SC. He is currently Associate Professor in audio engineering, live sound technology and audio post production at the New England School of Communications, Husson University in Maine.

Course Dates

Oct 14 to Oct 15



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