Quite often the quality of sound is the most under-appreciated aspect of filmmaking. The truth is that photography and sound are the two most important tools in storytelling. This is a workshop for those who want to acquire the technical knowledge and set procedures required of professional sound recordists and mixers in a wide range of field productions. The class covers all of the necessary equipment, set procedures and techniques for recording and mixing sound in the field. There are lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on field exercises. Students develop their own sound aesthetic and learn how to work with various microphones, digital recorders, booms and support equipment to create a 'sound environment' for a variety of film and video productions. Set procedures, protocol and etiquette, and methodology for sound mixing in the field, along with tips for recording sound effects and dialogue are covered. The goals are to develop an ear for sound, acquire the necessary technical skills and insight for creative problem solving, and gain an understanding of what is required of a professional production sound recordist/mixer.
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