The workshop is dedicated to the technical and creative aspects of the processes in working with sound: from the setting of audio equipment to the problems of sound editing, from the routing and creation of templates to the processing of various materials and their rendering for various distribution platforms.

Linguistic analysis and reflections on the production techniques necessary to complete the sound design of a film will also be discussed, starting from the initial planning of the sound design, up to the completion of the rendering procedure, touching on all of the intermediate steps: sound editing, effects, soundscaping, music composition and mixing.

Massimo Mariani

He is sound designer, composer, music producer. He has a diploma in Composition and Sound engineering and dozens of cinematic works which have received prizes from the most important international film festivals.

He has received a number of prestigious awards, including Government of Canada Award, Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, CEMAT Punti d’ascolto among others. He has collaborated with many prestigious institutions, including: Teatro alla Scala, Arena di Verona, Sibelius Academy of Helsinki, Vancouver New Music.

He lectures on the subject of Music and Sound engineering at the Luchino Visconti School of Cinema and holds the Music for Images course at the “Claudio Abbado” Civic School of Music, where he directs the Institute for Music Research (Istituto di Ricerca Musicale, IRMus).

He has undertaken the sound design for numerous films, working with many directors, including Soldini, Faenza, D’Anolfi/Parenti, Maderna, Pau and Soudani. The documentary Spira Mirabilis, for which he composed the soundtrack, and handled the sound design and the mix, was shortlisted at the 73rd Venice Film Festival.