Started off with a brief history about himself and about the history of Sound Design for Film in India on the first day the 3 days session by our project guide Tapas Nayak has been quite informative for the students.
While talking with a student Tanmay who has attended session, he has shared the view that the session has helped them to gain more technical knowledge on sound recording and designing for movie which will be helpful for their final movie project, got tips to how to watch movies concentrating more diverse sound aspects. Moreover students have exposed themselves to a whole new world of crafting the fine art of sound for movies.
A career history of Tapas Nayak
Tapas Nayak, who passed out as a sound designer in the year 2000 has completed 16 years in the field shared his experiences with the students during the first day session. Like anyone else he also cherished the dream to start a career with the most renowned sound engineer in India and chosen Mr. H. Sridhar to be his mentor. H. Sridhar was a sound engineer from India and known for his work with the Indian Musician A R Rahman.
He traveled to Chennai to meet Sridhar and started assisting him with his projects.
While working as a sound assistant with Mr.Sridhar, he got the first career breakthrough with the movie Lagaan, an Aamir khan starred movie, released in the year 2001 was nominated for academy awards for the best foreign language film.
It was challenging task for him to do sound design and recording as the movie is telling the story of a group of people who plays a cricket match to save their village to defy the heavy taxes imposed on them by the British. The movie was a blockbuster and maintained highest position on hit charts. As the movie successfully ran for several months names of those crew members came into limelight and that acted as a catalyst for this career as a Sound Designer for films.
Since the release of Lagaan, Tapas Nayak got assigned for a chain for audio post production works which is still continuing and for more than a decade he has worked with all aspects of sound engineering related with movies from sync sound to final mix.
During his presentation he shared his perspective that the rapport which is being created among the crew members and the creative people plays a pivotal role in bringing out quality movies and the technical expertise of the crew members comes into picture on a later stage.
On the first day post lunch session, Tapas Nayak has shared various tips on Sound Recording and things to be taken care of during sound recording, design, mixing and post-production in a movie.
In the session students watched some clips from his movies and they have been shared with tips on sound dynamics and how to effectively use the same in movies he has worked for.
Must watch sequences from movies like Apocalypse and The Tree of Life has been screened during the session by watching it with a Sound Perspective.
Unlike previous sessions which were organized in the seminar hall, the second day session was arranged in Dubbing and Editing suite of the academy.
Primarily discussing about readers, DAW, sample rating, Tapas Nayak as shared information about how the the audio industry has evolved, things that revolutionized the music industry and latest technological advancements in the field.
Being a strong admirer of Sathyajith Ray films, the presenter has disclosed some intricate details about the movie Pather Panjali and how sound motif has been efficaciously in the movie by the legendary director.
The expert has provide tips on How to do natural sound, Go through the character, how a movie has to be watched with a sound perspective.
After the lecture session, discussion has been held with regard to Iranian film, Children of Heaven. A movies released in the year 1997 is an Iranian family drama film written and directed by Majid Majidi.
Speaking about the movie Tapas Nayak has told that it is a must watch film for those who are interested to start a career in the field of Sound Recording / Designing for movies.
The last day of Tapas Nayak session was Q & A session in which students asked several questions and cleared their doubts regarding the Audio for Film.
The session has been conducted with prime emphasis on Audio for Film focusing to provide the much needed technical details for students to complete their final film project.
We, the students, management and all staff of the academy take this opportunity to thank Tapak Nayak, for sparring time from his busy schedule and taking 3 days session for our students in the academy.