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Series - Preparing for Your Shoot
Good sound and picture does not happen by accident nor on its own. It requires concerted efforts from all the production executives (producer, director, production manager) as well as from members of the crew. Success in every aspect of filmmaking hinges upon decisions made early on during the pre-production process.
From location scouting, crewing, and dealing with rental houses, this series covers essentials of the pre-production process.
- Series - Preparing for Your Shoot
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- Audio Techniques
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Series - Elements of the Soundtrack
This series of articles serves as the starting point in understanding the role and construction of the soundtrack for film and video production. It covers the basic aesthetics of a Hollywood soundtrack, starting from its early history to its modern incarnation in the digital age. In addition, we present a general overview of an average audio post-production workflow.
- Series - Elements of the Soundtrack
Class resources for the Chapman University FTV534 Advanced Production Sound (On-Set Sound Recording for Film and Video) class.
CTVA 250 Presentations: Fundamentals of Film Production
PowerPoint presentations about film cameras, editing basics, post-production audio, lighting, and more for the CTVA 250 class.
CTVA 358 and FTV534 Presentations: Location Sound Recording
PowerPoint presentations about microphones, mic techniques, pro audio concepts, and more for the CTVA 358 class.
- CTVA 250 Presentations: Fundamentals of Film Production
Sample in-class exercises and projects available for instructor use.
Textbook and manuals available to instructors.
- Book Reviews
Recording high quality dialogue for film and video production requires a blend of technology and technique. Sadly, almost all of the emphasis these days is on achieving the best picture quality, and sound is the forgotten child.
Learn MoreBut for those of you interested in attending or hosting a seminar/workshop on how to achieve Hollywood grade location audio -- Fred Ginsburg CAS Ph.D. MBKS is an internationally recognized authority when it comes to teaching this complex craft.
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