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Class Schedule


09/01 First day of class. Course description. What is Production Sound? Why learn production sound?

09/08 Professional Approach to Prod Sound. Pre-production. Rental houses. Crew.

09/15 Priorities of the mixer. Hierarchy of mic techniques.

09/22 QUIZ #1 (Priorities, Hierarchy, Pre-production)
Mixing panels

09/29 Hands on video exercises. Multi-mic mixing Boom and Plant Mic. (Airport)

10/06 Mic basics. (sensitivity, powering)

10/13 QUIZ #2 (Recorders & Mixers)
Mics continued. Shotguns. Record scenes using Boom Mic.

10/20 Recorders and Multi-Track Mixing

10/27 Intro to Lavaliers & Radio Mics. Rig talent and shoot simple "talk show".
Please wear or bring button down shirt or blouse; and appropriate undergarment if you are shy about another student (same sex) unbuttoning your topRecorders

11/03 Lavs continued. Hands on exercises.
INTERVIEW PROJECTS ARE DUE. Feel free to attend in Halloween costume; good practice for lavs.


NO CLASS. Veterans Day

11/17 QUIZ #3 (Mics, TV Sound)  
Hands on exercises: Complex scene ("Brown Interview")

11/24 No Class. Thanksgiving Holiday

12/01 Hands on exercises: Complex scene (exterior: "Conned Film Festival")

12/08 Major exam (1st attempt; optional) & post-test review
LAST CHANCE to submit all projects by end of class.  Possible 8:30am call time if we are working with Directing Class.


Final exam officially administered.  Regular class time/location unless otherwise notified by the Instructor. 

LAST CHANCE to take make-up tests.

All tests from 8:30am (or 9am) thru 10:30am.

Special Lecture @ 10:45am: Resumés; Getting started in the industry. (Open to all CTVA students)

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About Us

This website is intended as an educational resource for those interested in video and film production. Our specialty is Production Sound Recording (location sound), although we are also versed in other aspects of production, from pre to post.


Our mission is not to sell you equipment, but to help you to master the complex craft of location audio recording for video and film.

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  • Mailing Address: PO Box 950207
    Mission Hills, CA 91395-0207
  • Tel: 1+ (818) 231-1038
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