Location Sound Recording Course
This course will be tailored to the clients’ needs. It is suitable for researchers and assistant producers embarking on an observational shoot.
It is a one day workshop but can be longer depending on the client’s needs and number of participants.
Everything you need to know to record sound on location for a shoot with a boom, 2 radio mics and a 4 channel portable mixer will be covered.
The course includes
- Setting up audio through the audio and camera chain
- Techniques for placement of personal mics to avoid rustle and using period drama film techniques to hide the microphone for naturalistic aesthetics in film making or for covert observation.
- What is phantom power and why do you need it.
- When to use the boom mic and how to hold it comfortably for long periods of time
- How to reduce or deal with background noise in order to hear the subjects better.
- How to keep you and your mic out of shot.
- What are the limiters for and when should you use them.
- How to set up the levels through the sound and camera chain.
- What is a high pass / bass cut filter and when to use it to enhance the sound quality.
- How to get a feed from a mixing desk.
- How to tackle noisy environments.
- Which mics to use : Omni, Bi-directional, shotgun or cardioid?
- How can you use ‘spot micing’ techniques used in film dramas and candid camera productions
- Shooting in cars – what you need to know.
- How to use the combination of radio mics and the boom mic to cover every eventuality – observational documentaries.
And much more.