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Class Schedule


01/27 First day of class. Course description. What is Production Sound? Why learn production sound?

02/03 Professional Approach to Prod Sound. Pre-production. Rental houses. Crew.

02/10 Priorities of the mixer. Hierarchy of mic techniques.

02/17 QUIZ #1 (Priorities, Hierarchy, Pre-production)
Mixing panels

02/24 Hands on video exercises. Multi-mic mixing Boom and Plant Mic. (Airport)

03/03 Mic basics. (types, sensitivity, powering)

03/10 QUIZ #2 (Mixers)
Mics continued. Shotguns. Record scenes using various mics.

03/17 Recorders and Multi-Track Mixing

03/24 Spring Break

03/31 Cesar Chavez Day. No class.

04/07 Intro to Lavaliers & Radio Mics. Rig talent and shoot simple "talk show".
Please wear or bring button down shirt or blouse, or something w lapels.


Lavs continued. Hands on exercises: TV Event. Multi-mic LIVE event or demo.INTERVIEW PROJECTS ARE DUE.

04/21 QUIZ #3 (Mics, TV Sound)
Hands on exercises: Complex scene ("Brown Interview")

04/28 NAB Week. Schedule to be announced. Make sure to check the forum Thursday nite!

05/05 Hands on exercises: Complex scene (exterior: "Conned Film Festival").

05/12 Major exam (1st attempt; optional) & post-test review
LAST CHANCE to submit all projects by end of 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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