photo caption: Horn players waiting for the downbeat in the Cycle 7 scoring class
To be a well-rounded engineer, you should know how to record everything from screaming guitars to brass instruments and everything in between. Cycle 7 Post Production classes give students experience in recording dialog, sound effects, environmental sounds and soundtracks for film. For their scoring class, students get experience setting up a Decca Tree and spot mics on a small brass ensemble. Later in the Cycle, students then mix together all these elements locked to picture, as you would on any Hollywood soundstage. These skills prepare students for work in Post once they graduate.