DIY Post Sound
Past workshop, not currently available
For many indie filmmakers post-sound can be a daunting phase, not to mention an expensive one. It is, however, one of the more underrated aspects of filmmaking and a proper post-sound treatment can take your project to the next level. This workshop will focus on the artistry of post audio and sound design as participants walk through all aspects of this phase from dialogue and FX edit to music creation and final mix and master. Although the workshop will primarily focus primarily on DIY post-sound, participants will also touch upon proper budgeting to work within a professional studio environment.
Kyle Thomas is a filmmaker, musician, and performer from Calgary, Alberta, and a co-founder of the North Country Cinema media arts collective. Thomas’ breakout short film, Not Far From The Abattoir (2011), was awarded top prizes at the Calgary and Edmonton International Film Festivals for work by an Alberta-based director, and was screened in competition at SXSW in 2012. An alum of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University in Montreal, and a recipient of the prestigious Lieutenant Governor General of Alberta Arts Award, Thomas’ feature-length directorial debut, The Valley Below (funded by Telefilm Canada), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, before receiving two Canadian Screen Award nominations in 2015. Thomas has worked as a composer and sound designer on over ten short films and two features.