Galway, Ireland (December 10, 2008)–San Francisco University (SFSU) has begun to teach the new Abaltat Muse audio soundtrack creation workflow in its Digital Video Intensive (DVI) program, a 16-week, full-time training program providing hands-on experience with digital filmmaking tools and techniques.
“The talented filmmakers and videographers who populate our Digital
Video Intensive program have a keen understanding of the technical and business sides of filmmaking; however, they understand that those factors serve to support a film’s storytelling and aesthetics,” said
Craig Abaya, SFSU DVI director. “We provide them with the hands on expertise to channel their inspirations into effective digital works of art. Sound and music have tremendous impact on the way your audience ‘sees’ your visual work. Try to watch a movie or program without it and you will quickly understand the importance of the soundtrack. I see Muse as the up and coming critical component in the compilation of art and storytelling.”
Comments Mark Altekruse, director of sales and marketing, Abaltat, “The SFSU Multimedia Studies and DVI program focus on the right message: creating original music for film is critical for the modern independent filmmaker and video editor. Teaching music composition through Muse is important in two key aspects. First, it expands the palette of marketable skills for the students that will take out into the world. Second, it alleviates the problems and legalities associated with music licensing.”
Currently, the DVI program hosts two labs encompassing nearly 30 stations, with each station having a full version of Abaltat Muse installed. Students are now learning how to export specific clips from Apple Final Cut Studio for use in Muse 2.0 and how to compose, arrange and export their Muse compositions for import back into Final Cut, or into other audio applications like Apple GarageBand and Logic.