Location Sound Recording
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The Cinematic Arts Filmcraft Workshop Series
The Cinematic Arts Filmcraft Workshop Series is designed to give students the opportunity to develop hard skills in practical areas of filmmaking. It includes topics in cinematography, editing, post-production, and sound. It is aimed at filmmakers looking to advance their practice, as well as those interested in a first look at the techniques and technology of film.
The Fall 2020 Filmcraft Workshops are streamed from the Cinematic Arts Film Studio. Please join us Thursdays in September and October for live demonstrations, discussion, and Q&A.
Camera Systems and Camera Operation
This workshop is a guided tour through the bewildering variety of tools and the unintuitive best practices of location sound recording for film.
Compromised sound is a fatal flaw for a film, and one which dogs many filmmakers long after other skills have been mastered. This workshop directly addresses the difficulty and importance of sound recording. Students will receive a crash course in current sound recording practice, including the important features and settings of high-end sound equipment, and equally importantly, the applications of wig tape, lamb’s wool, and other staples.
This workshop will over the following elements and techniques:
- The technology of sound recorders and microphones
- Hearing and monitoring good and bad sound
- Boom microphones and their operation
- Body mic technique
- Workflow and collaboration
About the Instructor
Steve Milligan is a professional cinematographer. Over the last fifteen years he has worked in long and short form documentary, narrative features, commercials, music videos, and projection design. He has been a lecturing fellow in the Duke Arts of the Moving Image program since 2015.
About the Location
This workshop will be streamed live via Zoom from the Cinematic Arts Film Studio. See link at top of page.