FdA Creative Sound Design CSD 208 Negotiated Individual Project

Negotiated Learning Agreement

NEGOTIATED LEARNING AGREEMENT
Programme: Unit: Student Name: Project Title: Unit Leader: Foundation Degree Creative Sound Design CSD 208 Negotiated Individual Project David Pickett Recording music in an unusual environment Lance Dann Date March 2009

Subject/Title

Recording music in an unusual environment In this project I will be working with a friend who works at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley and is a professional music producer. Together we will write and record the music that will be submitted at the end. Throughout the recording process I will also investigate any unusual or less than obvious recording techniques and document their results. I have chosen this work because recording music is the industry I want to go into when I leave University. I will gain vital experience for the real world and will develop some less than obvious recording techniques. It is a good idea because I will be working with a professional producer with an in depth knowledge of the industry. Also I think the development of unusual recording styles will give me an edge in the industry. Yes this is a team effort. I will be working with my friend Damien who works at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. I will also be working with my best friend Matt, who will provide percussion on the CD. Yes. Damien is a professional music producer.

Description of Project

Reasons for work: Why choose this work? What will you gain from it? Why is it a good idea?

Is this a team project? Whom are you working with? Do you plan to work closely with a professional company/contacts? What bookable resources will you require? (equipment from stores – with dates) What facilities will you need to book? (and when)

None.

Studio B on the 16th April. We will need the space as a rehearsal space. 1

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What expenses do you foresee the project involving? What specialist/personal support will you require? (and when)

Travel and food.

None.

PART THREE: New Skills Your work for this unit should encourage you to develop new skills – creative, technical, administrative or soft ‘personal’ skills. List out the up to three main areas in which you’ll develop and how this will occur. NEW SKILL Unusual recording techniques Writing and recording music to a deadline Documenting the process.
HOW WE WILL ASSESS THAT YOU HAVE GAINED THEM (Assessment Criteria)

The success of the effects produced from the documented recording techniques. The clarity and overall success of the tracks – do they sound rushed/is it clear how much time has been spent on them. The blog, stills and video footage – are there any unanswered questions? Does any part of the production process need further explanation/clarification?

PART FOUR: Deliverables Deliverables:
(a clear description of what form the final project will be presented in, what format and any supplementary materials)

4 – Track EP, a collection of stills and video recordings on CD, and an online blog.

PART FIVE: Project Timeline Stage 1 2 3 4
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Date 5 April 1st May 28th May 12th June Writing, rehearsals. Production. Post production.

Goal

Achieved

Compiling of data, test of CD, any last minute checks. 2

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19th June

Final submission.

Student Approval

Signature Date

Neil Pickett 20th March 2009

Tutor Approval

Signature………………………………………………… Date …………………………………………………

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