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CTVA 358 and FTV534 Presentations: Location Sound Recording

Welcome to Production Sound

Category: CTVA 358 and FTV534 Presentations: Location Sound Recording Last Updated on January 30, 2013 Fred Ginsburg

BlogheaderWelcome to Production Sound Recording for Film and TV. Why do you think they nicknamed them, "Talking Pictures"? What is Production Sound?

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The Professional Approach

Category: CTVA 358 and FTV534 Presentations: Location Sound Recording Last Updated on January 30, 2013 Fred Ginsburg

budgetGood sound does not just happen on its own. It requires a dedicated crew and proper equipment. This presentation discusses the roles of mixer, boom and utility; along with equipment packages and dealing with rental houses.

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Why Learn Production Sound?

Category: CTVA 358 and FTV534 Presentations: Location Sound Recording Last Updated on January 30, 2013 Fred Ginsburg

filmmakingFilmmaking is a collaborative art. If you want to run solo, just be a writer. But if you want to make a movie, it requires a team of highly qualified experts. We learn Production Sound not only in order to learn how to function in that role, but also to understand the capabilities and limitations of that department on a shoot.

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The Priorities of Recording

Category: CTVA 358 and FTV534 Presentations: Location Sound Recording Last Updated on January 30, 2013 Fred Ginsburg

multitrack-film-tv iconProduction Mixers are responsible for capturing the live sounds on a set, but there are priorities to consider. Not all sounds are equally important. Here is an overview of: dialogue, perspective, sync sound effects, wild lines, wild sound effects, background tracks, and proper room tone/ambiance.

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What is Production Sound?

Category: CTVA 358 and FTV534 Presentations: Location Sound Recording Last Updated on January 30, 2013 Fred Ginsburg

vu-meterProduction Sound is the complex craft of recording live dialogue on the set during principal photography. A blend of the creative and technical, the art of problem solving and compromise in an environment not conducive to recording audio.

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Hierarchy of Microphone Techniques

Category: CTVA 358 and FTV534 Presentations: Location Sound Recording Last Updated on January 30, 2013 Fred Ginsburg

overheadboomSound mixers have a strategy when it comes to deciding how best to mike an actor. Choose from booming from above, booming from below, a fixed or planted microphone, body worn lavalier, or wireless lavalier.

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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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