Sound in Documentary

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
306SD credit 2 26 lecture hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 31 to 41 hours of self-study English winter

Subject guarantor

Václav FLEGL

Name of lecturer(s)

Václav FLEGL


A specialized course aimed at a familiarization with the basic sound composition methods of the documentary film communication.

Acquaintance with the patterns of the audio part of audio-visual work and practical inspirations and procedures for working with sounds and music.

The student will record and edit a short documentary situation based on a detailed technical script and detailed composition plan. The etude can include the basic composition methods (multiple layers, parallel montage, work with sound effects and ambient sounds etc.).

Learning outcomes


Prerequisites and other requirements



Sound Theory, Sound Practice (AFI Film Readers)

by Rick Altman

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Routledge (June 30, 1992)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0415904579

Invisible Storytellers: Voice-Over Narration in American Fiction Film

by Sarah Kozloff

Paperback: 167 pages

Publisher: University of California Press (November 3, 1989)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0520067932

ISBN-13: 978-0520067936

Recommended movies:


Proměny přítelkyně Evy

Denně předstupuji před tvou tvář

Variace na hledání tvaru

Poslední z rodu

Evaluation methods and criteria

Activity in the lectures/exercises/classes

development of the given small exercise

completion of the final exam

minimum 70% participation in the total classes.



Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

Pod Kavalírkou 32, Prague 5, starts on 06/11/2023
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 09:00–11:00 Václav FLEGL
Pod Kavalírkou 32, Prague 5, starts on 06/11/2023 parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans