Location Sound Recording
Partnership with Duke Arts Create & Cinematic Arts
The Cinematic Arts Filmcraft Workshop Series
The Cinematic Arts Filmcraft Workshop Series gives students the opportunity to learn hard skills and advance their ability in practical areas of filmmaking, such as cinematography, editing, post-production, and sound. The workshops run for six weeks, starting the Friday that drop/add ends, September 3rd. Each workshop is offered twice, on Friday afternoon and the following Saturday morning. No experience or registration is required.
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 in-person at the Cinematic Arts Film Studio, located in the Rubenstein Arts Center, room 232.