An introduction to Sound Design and Mixing films in Pro Tools

John Kassab

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7 Videos (56m)
    • Intro

    • Watching Scene

    • Session

    • Film Sound Mixing

    • Tracks

    • Film Sound Editing

    • Final


About This Class

This class gives an introduction to the core principals of film sound design and mixing. Students will be exposed to core principles in setting up a session, selecting and layering sounds, working with online sound libraries, working with a foley artist, syncing audio to picture, cutting techniques and mixing.

This course will be taught using a scene from the forthcoming feature film LIKE LAMBS. Students will have access to an except of this film and the audio files used to construct its sound design so they can have hands on experience.

This course assumes at least a rudimentary knowledge of working with audio in Pro Tools.  





Born and raised in Australia, John Kassab is multi-award winning producer and sound designer currently based in the United States. A graduate of Melbourne University's cinema program, John pursued a career in sound design, contributing his craft to such projects such as the 'Deeper Than Yesterday' by Ariel Kleiman, winner of 3 prizes at Cannes and the Sundance International Grand Jury Prize, and the Academy Award-Winning 'The Lost Thing' by Shaun Tan.

His first feature film as producer was '12 O'Clock Boys' (2013; directed Lofty Nathan), which premiered at SXSW to considerable critical acclaim. This film is currently being distributed theatrically through Oscilloscope and on television through Showtime.

John second feature, 'LIKE LAMBS', writen and directed by Ted Marcus, is a timely political thriller due for release in 2016. Captured on 35mm film in an 18th Century Castle, Like Lambs stars Liam Aiken (Lemony Snickets, Ned Riffle), Connor Paolo (Revenge, Gossip Girl) and Justin Chon (Twilight, 21 and Over).