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Asked on 10 May Film and Media/Music Arrangement

I have a band, and we prefer to play English songs so being a singer what should I learn? Hindi Classical... read more
I have a band, and we prefer to play English songs so being a singer what should I learn? Hindi Classical or Western Classical? As I am interested in both? read less

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Lesson Posted on 10 Mar Film and Media/Audio Engineering Film and Media/Music Production Film and Media/Sound Engineering +1 Film and Media/Music Arrangement less

Guidelines: Choosing Audio/Sound/Music As A Career

Asif Khan

He is a Professional Audio Engineer from SAE (Mumbai) with nearly a decade of experience in training...

Music and films are integral part of our lives. Many of us are passionate about the art. But very few understand the career aspect and what the industry is all about. Some of us are eager to learn the science and technology and are confused regarding choosing the learning path and the future prospects... read more

Music and films are integral part of our lives. Many of us are passionate about the art. But very few understand the career aspect and what the industry is all about. Some of us are eager to learn the science and technology and are confused regarding choosing the learning path and the future prospects of this ever expanding field. 

However, I will share some insights into this. Before you jump into the world of sound and music or films you must know that there are tremendous prospects in this field, some known and others unknown. The audio and film industry both requires some technical knowledge and a good taste in sound and film. One must learn to read film or learn how to appreciate listening to music as a professional. There are no Golden ears, just educated ears. All this requires acquiring an education, body of framework that provides reference for one to develop a skill. The technical and the aesthetics of the art. We must learn the rules or guidelines in order to bend or break them.

With immense patience and time and lots of work you will be able to close the gap between being an amateur and a professional.

Before you embark on preparing for this career, you should know what typical job duties you can expect to have. Here those we found when we looked at online ads for audio engineer and related positions listed on some websites:

i. "Minimize unwanted sounds on set."

ii. "Regulate volume levels and sound quality during recording sessions, using various types of professional field mixers."

iii. "Set up ambient sound microphones for crowd and cage."

iv. "Collaborate with producers, performers, and others to determine and achieve the desired sound for a production."

v. "Provide audio systems oversight of the show during production."

vi. "Set up and operate playback and reinforcement for theatre, opera, meetings, choral concerts, dance, symphony, jazz,country, pop, variety shows, and city events."

vii. "Play music and mix front of house audio for exciting live events."

viii. "Process audio to meet company’s quality standards."

ix. "Maintain and repair, and administer the repair of the equipment that you operate."

How to Become an Audio Engineer?

If you want to become an audio engineer you can attend a postsecondary vocational program for up to a year. There you will learn how to operate specialized equipment such as audio mixing consoles, equalizers, and microphones. After completing a program, you will receive a non-degree award or certificate. Some employers do not require you to attend school and will instead provide on-the-job training.

What Soft Skills Do You Need?

The set of hard skills audio engineers use on their jobs usually comes from a combination of formal or on-the-job training and experience. They also need certain soft skills, or personal qualities, to succeed in this occupation. They are:

a. Problem Solving:

When equipment malfunctions, the audio engineer must be able to identify the problem first. Then he or she must make the repairs and adjustments needed to make it work again.

b. Critical Thinking:

To fix problems, they must come up with alternative solutions and then figure out which will have the best results.

c. Manual Dexterity:

Setting up equipment, connecting wires, and using knobs and buttons to make adjustments requires excellent manual dexterity.

d. Monitoring:

Audio engineers must continuously monitor volume levels and sound quality.

e. Communication Skills: You need excellent listening and speaking skills to collaborate on projects with others.

What Will Employers Expect From You?

To learn about employers' required qualifications, we again turned to Indeed.com to examine job announcements for audio engineers:

i. "Ability to demonstrate planning, organizing and implementing skills which allow the successful completion of a project by a specific due date."

ii. "Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously."

iii. "Strong ability to learn new technologies."

iv. "Ability to constructively collaborate in a results oriented team."

v. "Demonstrated success in the creation of superb content under pressure."

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Answered on 09 Feb Film and Media/Script Writing

What is the fees structure for script writing classes in Chennai?

Softview Media College

Hi, fee structure for script writing class is (Screeplay dialogue) is Rs. 10000.
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Lesson Posted on 20/09/2017 Film and Media/Journalism Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Personality Development Training Film and Media +2 Tuition/BA Tuition/Communication, Media and Society Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Communication Skills Training less

Journalism: Write Up On Cyber Security

Payal Pallavi B.

I am basically a media person who started the career by working under the big media house of India, NDTV....

Steps for prevention of Cyber Crime: Prevention is always better than cure. It is always better to take certain precaution while operating the net. We should follow 5 main key points: Precaution, Prevention, Protection, Preservation and Perseverance for online security. Lets see some more important... read more

Steps for prevention of Cyber Crime:

Prevention is always better than cure. It is always better to take certain precaution while operating the net. We should follow 5 main key points: Precaution, Prevention, Protection, Preservation and Perseverance for online security.

Lets see some more important tips:

1. Never disclose your personal information publicly on websites. This is as good as disclosing your identity to strangers in public place.

2. Always avoid sending any photograph online particularly to strangers and chat friends as there have been incidents of misuse of the photographs.

3. Never enter your credit card number to any site that is not secured, to prevent its misuse.

4. Always keep a watch on the sites that your children are accessing to prevent any kind of harassment or depravation in children.

5. Always use latest and updated Antivirus software to guard against virus attacks.

6. To prevent loss of data due to virus attacks, always keep back up of your data.

7. It is advisable to use a security program that gives control over the cookies and send information back to the site, as leaving the cookies unguarded might prove fatal.

8. Use of firewalls proves beneficial.

9. Website owners should watch traffic and check any irregularity on the site. Putting host-based intrusion detection devices on servers will serve the purpose.

Capacity of human mind is profound. It is not possible to eliminate cyber crime from the cyber space. It is quite possible to check them. History is the witness that no legislation has succeeded in totally eliminating crime from the globe. The only possible step is to make people aware of their rights and duties and to guard ourselves so that crime has no effect on us.

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Lesson Posted on 12/09/2017 Music/Instrumental Music/Piano Music/Instrumental Music/Keyboard Film and Media/Music Theory

Set The Key Signature.

keerthana lakshmi

I am teaching Piano, Keyboard and Western Theory classes for all ages. I have 5 years experience and ...

More information to be included at the left of each line of the staff includes any sharps (#) or flats (b) that will designate the key signature you'll follow throughout the music. A sharp takes a note up half a step, while a flat lowers it half a step. The symbols can appear incidentally throughout... read more

More information to be included at the left of each line of the staff includes any sharps (#) or flats (b) that will designate the key signature you'll follow throughout the music. A sharp takes a note up half a step, while a flat lowers it half a step. The symbols can appear incidentally throughout the piece for occasional uses, or can appear at the beginning of the piece to follow through the remainder of the song.

  • If, for instance, you see a sharp in the first space in the treble clef, you'll know that each note that appears in that space will need to be played one half-step higher. Likewise, with flats.
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Lesson Posted on 12/09/2017 Music/Instrumental Music/Piano Music/Instrumental Music/Keyboard Film and Media/Music Theory

Learn The Different Kinds Of Notes You'll Use

keerthana lakshmi

I am teaching Piano, Keyboard and Western Theory classes for all ages. I have 5 years experience and ...

On the staff will be printed many different types of notes and rests. The style of note refers to the length of the note, and the placement of the note on the staff refers to the pitch of the note. Notes are made of heads, which are either dots or circles, and stems, which trail off from the head of... read more

On the staff will be printed many different types of notes and rests. The style of note refers to the length of the note, and the placement of the note on the staff refers to the pitch of the note. Notes are made of heads, which are either dots or circles, and stems, which trail off from the head of the note, either up or down on the staff, depending on the placement of the note.

  • Whole notes look like ovals, and are held out for 4 quarter notes.
  • Half notes look like whole notes, but with a straight stem. They're held for half the length of a whole note. In 4/4 time, there would be 2 half-notes per measure.
  • Quarter notes have solid black heads and straight stems. In 4/4 time, there are 4 quarter notes in a measure.
  • Eighth notes look like quarter notes with little flags on the end of the stem. In most cases, eighth notes will be grouped together for each beat, with bars connecting the notes to signify the beat and make the music easier to read.
  • Rests follow similar rules. Each whole rest looks like a black bar on the middle line of the staff, while quarter-note rests look a bit like a letter "K" in italics, building stems and flags as they break down into further divisions per beat.
  • A dotted note or rest means that you add half of the value of the note. For example, a dotted half note would be 3 beats and a dotted quarter would be 1 1/2.
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Lesson Posted on 12/09/2017 Music/Instrumental Music/Piano Music/Instrumental Music/Keyboard Film and Media/Music Theory

Spend Time Learning From Other Scores

keerthana lakshmi

I am teaching Piano, Keyboard and Western Theory classes for all ages. I have 5 years experience and ...

Western musical notation is a fairly complex symbolic language that you need to understand to read first if you hope to write it. Just as you couldn't hope to write a novel without understanding to read words and sentences, you can't write sheet music if you can't read notes and rests. Before you try... read more

Western musical notation is a fairly complex symbolic language that you need to understand to read first if you hope to write it. Just as you couldn't hope to write a novel without understanding to read words and sentences, you can't write sheet music if you can't read notes and rests. Before you try to write down sheet music, develop a working knowledge of:

  • Different notes and rests.

  • The lines and spaces on the sheet.

  • Rhythm markers.

  • Dynamic markers.

  • Key signatures.

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Answered on 06/10/2017 Film and Media/Disco Jockey Training Tuition Fee

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No there is no graduation for DJ in New Delhi but you can do a month course from Mixalot Academy Kalkaji. Fees is 20,000
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Answered on 19/04/2017 Film and Media/Film Editing

Madras Media College

World wide famous one and only best software is Apple Final Cut Pro. And then Avid & Premier Pro.
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