First Days At OU / MDIA

With the first day of classes under my belt here at Ohio University, I’m left to reflect upon those who have crossed my path throughout the day. I’m lucky to be working in a school with amazingly supportive faculty, with a tremendous interim Director, and a Dean who’s truly doing great things to grow an already flourishing college. I may sound like I’m gushing, but it’s really great to work with like-minded educators.

I’ve received several questions as to my course load and book selection so this seemed the easiest way to answer those. I’m teaching MDIA 3303 (two sections), MDIA 4903, and working with a group of students on a project to record several aural presentations of astronomers & physicists for radio broadcast. I’m really please with the group of students I’ve met thus far and the classes I’m teaching, so hopefully I’ll be able to share some class projects with you later in the semester. For now, here’s some paperwork and light reading suggestions…

MDIA 3303 – Sound for Moving Image

Syllabus (Scribd link)

Required Texts:

David Lewis Yewdall, MPSE. Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound.
Fourth Edition. ISBN: 978-0-240-81240-3

Ric Viers. The Sound Effects Bible: How to Create and Record Hollywood Style
Sound Effects. ISBN-10: 1932907483

 Recommended Texts:

SOUNDSCAPE: The School of Sound Lectures 1998-2001
ISBN: 9780956563903

Tomlinson Holman. Sound for Film and Television.
ISBN: 9780240813301

SPARS Timecode Primer.
ISBN: 0-9658309-0-X

David Sonnenschein. Sound Design.
ISBN-10: 0941188264

MDIA 4903 – Field / Location Audio

Syllabus (Scribd link)

Required Texts:

Ric Viers. The Location Sound Bible: How to Record Professional Dialog for
Film and TV. ISBN-10: 1615931201

Ric Viers. The Sound Effects Bible: How to Create and Record Hollywood Style
Sound Effects. ISBN-10: 1932907483

Recommended Texts:

Ray Rayburn. Eargle’s The Microphone Book.
ISBN: 9780240820750

General Resources

Sound Works Collection

Social Sound Design

Designing Sound

Film TV Sound

Image: MDIA Studio B

Kyle P. Snyder

Kyle P. Snyder is an engineer, educator, and consultant skilled in audio recording and mixing, sound design for film and video, facility design and integration, and live event production. Snyder works remotely on projects of all sizes from his Ohio-based studio, White Coat Audio, LLC. He is also a faculty member within Ohio University’s School of Media Arts & Studies dedicated to the advancement of audio education for engineers at every stage of development where he routinely teaches courses in music production, critical listening, and sound design for film and video.