How to prepare for SOUND RECORDING AND AUDIO ENGINEERING entrance exam –
JET, 2019 will have a change in exam pattern( click here to read more)
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), it offers 2 types of courses in Sound engineering. One is of 3 year course (PG diploma Sound Recording and Sound Design) and the other is of 1 year course (PG certificate course in Sound Recording and TV Engineering). Both of these Courses entertain all degree and you should have studied physics at Plus 2 level. Only 10 Seats are available for both the courses. For getting admission you have to go through an All India level entrance exam.
Among the 6 courses offered at FTII, sound recording is the 4th most competitive exams. As per last year’s FTII facebook page, out of 5293 (for all the courses) applicants, approximately 200 students appeared for sound recording course for the total 30 seats at FTII+SRFTI.
To reach the level, where you would be called for orientation program at FTII-SRFTI, one has to qualify the written entrance exam. The analysis of last year’s exam paper reveals that it had two sections;
30 MARKS OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS
FTII -JET evaluates a student at two fronts; first, the level of information and second, the analytical power.
30 per cent of the marks are allotted to objective type questions, out of which
a) 30 % questions are related to GK and current affair+are MCQs related to cinema and art (painting, dance, music, theatre, photography etc) .click here to read the MCQ breakdown
b) 30% related to mental ability( delted from this year)
To train the FTII aspirants of any course, Mr. Naresh Sharma (Director CRAFT) has written a book which covers the section ‘c’ as mentioned above. This book precisely caters to MCQ genre related to cinema and art section. Although not exhaustive but scholastically propitious for framing patterns, this book is aimed at MCQ section. Not only students are expected to be well versed with Indian and International cinema but also of works by FTII alumni. Along with few question, a list of important FTII alumni is provided.
70 MARKS DOMAIN SPECIFIC QUESTIONS
70 per cent of the marks are devoted to ‘domain-specific questions’ which are descriptive in nature to evaluate the area of interest and students’ investigative adroitness.
If you analyze the previous year’s question papers, 50 marks are devoted to checking the students’ Domain specific knowledge.
Sound Engineering is one of the branches of engineering discipline which deals with the study of music, movies and theatre in recording, manipulation, mixing and reproduction. This field is challenging but at the same time rewarding as well. Sound Engineers develop a high quality recording of music, speech and sound effects in studios. Sound recordist use technical instruments to produce sound for film, radio, television, hence technical understanding of basic fundamental of Sound is checked thoroughly. Since everything is getting computer oriented, a professional understudying of computer system can also be asked like various software, terms related to microphones, recorder etc. You ought to know what “electronic music production” is all about. You have to have some idea and basic difference between these DAWs(Digital Audio Workstations):
1) Garage band
2) Logic Pro
3) Pro Tools
4) Sony Acid Pro
5) Ableton Live
Kindly note that the seemingly simple questions can also become complicated questions depending on the examiner, who will be setting this paper. Hence one needs to be thoroughly prepared for the tough situation.
Please remember anything can be asked to evaluate students’ talent in terms of thinking or argumentative power. Though one can always prepare for GK and Mental Ability section without the help of any mentor but Domain specific descriptive question require face-to-face interaction/ training. Hence we are organizing a 20 days of “Coaching Program” starting from 23rd January 2019. Those who are unable to join face-to-face program can attend it online.
WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT IN OUR 20-DAYS COACHING CLASSES FOR Sound recording and Audio Engineering entrance exam IN DELHI STARTING FROM 27th Jan 2019-15th Feb 2019 ( both the dates are Includes )
There will be 3 hr class
1. One hr will be devoted to MCQ related to cinema, art, music, dance, painting, and sculpture by our Director, Mr. Naresh Sharma, who has written a book on the same topic. Please note that the book: ‘How to Prepare for FTII-SRFTI-JET 2019’, will give you an idea about various possible questions that can be framed, but there are many things which could not be covered in the book and will be taught only in the classroom.
2. 2-hrs Domain Specific Class: Our sound mentor will be teaching you
a) The technical aspects and
b) Important points about how to appreciate sound aspects of a film, in a 2 hrs class each day for next 20 days.
3. Please note that there will not be any class related to GENERAL KNOWLEDGE as it is a vast topic with no end. This 5 marks section is what you need to prepare yourself.
There would be only one batch:
Afternoon Batch: (15 students)
2.00- 6.00 pm ( two breaks of 15 mins and 30 mins)
2hr- DOMAIN SPECIFIC (by Domain Expert)
1 hr – GK-related to Art and Culture (by Naresh Sharma)
Fee: 20,000/- for the course (20,500/- fee includes book by Naresh Sharma)
Students who cannot join the classroom Program can join Online Program where they can watch the classroom videos on YouTube at any time till 24th Feb 2019.( only those who subcribe to thsi prog as they will be for private viewing )
Fee: 10,000/- for the course (10,500/- fee includes book by Naresh Sharma)
Pl Click at the below Image to download the sample 6-pages from the book on ” How to prepare for ftii Entrance Exam”