Sound for Film: Mentor Workshop

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311SMW Z 1 20S English winter

Subject guarantor

Ondřej ZACH

Name of lecturer(s)

Ondřej ZACH

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Participants will get basic knowledge, through experience and a bit of theory, on sound for film in general from this course. Every stage of film production is addressed first in a lecture (Introduction to Sound for Film course), then experienced and finally discussed on workshops (Sound for Film: Mentor Workshop course).

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Participation in Introduction to Sound for Film course.

Course contents

This course consists of following parts:

Preproduction workshop.

Should be done right before the shooting stage of main exercises.

Each project is discussed with the director and sound engineer/designer. From dramaturgical and technical standpoint.

Editing workshop 1

Should be done during the editing stage of exercise postproduction.

Each film will be discussed in the terms of audio quality and sound dramaturgy.

(also for directors end editors)

Editing workshop 2

Should be done after the image lock, before mixing session.

Each project and approach of each sound designer will be discussed.

Mixing session

Each film will be mixed by a sound professional, with the director and sound designer.

Recommended or required reading

CHION, Michael. Audio-vision: Sound on Screen. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990.

Assessment methods and criteria

100% attendance and active participation


Vojtěch Zavadil

I was born in Prague on 21.10.1991 to a middle-class religious family, with which I grew up in a nice neighborhood of Prague 6. I was influenced heavily by them to play classical music from very young age, violoncello at age seven to be precise. I started my high school education at age 11 and throughout the eight years at high school Nad Štolou, which ended with my graduation at 2011, I leaned from classical to rock, reggae, hip-hop and alternative music. I also started a high-school band and did many amateur films, because I was simply fascinated by stories and audio-vision in general. These two subjects of interest of mine have become indispensable for my later professional development. After High school I applied to bachelor's program of sound creation studies at Czech FAMU, which I started in 2012 and finished in 2016. I got accepted right away to the subsequent master at the same faculty which I hope to finish next year. I also successfully experienced Erasmus studying internship at Toulouse. During my studies I worked as an independent sound-designer on many student and also professional films (or other audio-visual formats), which included for example Kiyv Moscow (,

Cykles (,

Performance ( )

and Ohong Village (

I also worked as a sound mixer on few radio documentaries, between which one was very successful: Berka se rozhodl zemřít

And I haven't abandoned music creation as well, I recorded, produced and mixed a handful of records, I am part of an independent music studio Mr.Wombat and still active musician, recently as a leader of a band Loukotě.

I also started teaching basic sound workshops, both in Czech and English, for different topics of sound creation.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans