Introduction to Motion Picture Sound

“Introduction to Motion Picture Sound” exposes students to the basics of recording dynamic, impactful audio for both narrative and documentary film production. During this one-day intensive workshop, students will learn how to use professional gear including lavalier mics, boom poles, shotgun mics and field recorders. Likewise, students will learn basic theory and techniques that will help ensure they capture clean, usable audio in future film productions.

This workshop will be in person on the OSU-Tulsa Campus on Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Instructor: Ryan Weaver

Instructor Bio: Ryan grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma as a musician. He spread into the scenes in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and eventually departed for studies in Audio Engineering. Ryan received his education in Seattle, Washington at Shoreline Community College. The program covered subjects ranging from Music Theory, Broadcasting, Film Production, Studio Recording, Live Sound, and Music Composition. In Seattle, Ryan was able to get involved in many independent projects in film and music. From there he was offered opportunities to move to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he was welcomed by many artists and filmmakers to collaborate with. He since then has recorded and/or mixed over 15 albums, worked on over 30 different Films, Documentaries, and TV Shows. Ryan has over 15 years of studio, on location/set, and post- production experience. He has worked with such names as Martin Scorsese (Killers of the Flower Moon), Sterlin Harjo (Mekko, Reservation Dogs), Jeremy Charles, Soleil Moon Frye (Kid 90), Zach Litwack, Lauren Greenfield (The King Maker), Charles Elmore, Erica Tremblay, Jeremy Berg, FX, HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Osiyo TV, Discovery, HGTV, Walmart, Nike, and many more. Ryan is currently freelancing full time primarily in the film industry and divides his time between location documentary work, narrative sound mixing/boom operation, and post-production sound mixing.

Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

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