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Writing Sound: A Masterclass for Writers, Screenwriters and Directors by Dr Michael Kitson

  • CERES Environment Park Corner of Roberts & Stewarts Streets Brunswick East Australia (map)

Writing Sound: A Masterclass for Writers, Screenwriters and Directors.

How to Create Atmosphere in a Book, Screenplay, or on Screen

By Dr Michael Kitson

‘Sound effects are as much the purview of the writer as are visual symbols…They can expose, disguise, suggest, establish, or reveal.’ ­– Jennifer Van Sijll, Cinematic Storytelling

Date: Saturday 23 February , 2019

Time: 10am – 4pm

Place: CERES Community Environment Park , Room 3

Cost: $95

Maximum places: 18

 Join sound recordist and writer, Dr Michael Kitson in this one day masterclass that focuses on writing sound in film and literature. Learn what cinema can teach writers and screenwriters about sound, and participate in practical exercises to create atmosphere in a book, screenplay or on screen.


‘The sound and music are fifty percent of the entertainment of a movie’ – George Lucas


Dr Michael Kitson is a university lecturer, academic scholar and writer. Trained in film production and broadcast tv in the late eighties, Michael worked for many years as a location sound recordist for film, studied cinema journalism at the British Film Institute and his writings on film have appeared in Senses of Cinema, IF, Cinema Papers, Metro, Australian Screen Education. He has script-edited and sound recorded award-winning short films, worked as a documentary researcher, lectured on Hitchcock’s Rear Window and been recipient of the Film Victoria Documentary Mentor scheme, his documentary The God in the Machine that captured the mayhem of a twenty-four-hour sci-fi movie marathon along with thoughts of its cranky film projectionist at the legendary, cult cinema, the Valhalla, opened the St Kilda Film Festival in 1996, was invited to MIFF, screened locally and overseas, won awards and the praise of screenwriter, Ian David (Blue Murder) and Kubrick-biographer, Vincent Lo Brutto.

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