Intro to Recording Sound for Doc Projects

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3 hours 
Register for or request this session by sending an email to angus@edvideo.org
 
Cost
$30+HST for members/$60+HST for non-members
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Description
This workshop will focus on recording sound for documentary projects. Much of the knowledge gained in this session can also be applied to recording  other forms of audio for video.
Participants will be introduced to core principles, typical equipment, set, integrating into a camera-based workflow, and microphone placement. Working with audio recorders will be discussed in a more limited capacity.
This session is an ideal starting point for people who will further explore sound recording, or a good base session for anyone working at an independent level (regardless of their role in the production).
 
Workshop Outline
Lecture 
  • Planning for a shoot
  • Environmental obstacles/selecting locations
  • Static interview vs live event or roaming
  • Types of equipment typically used
  • Selecting the right equipment for the project
  • Overview of working with audio recorders
  • Common terminology
Demonstration
  • Microphone placement (lapel or lavalier microphones)
  • Microphone placement (Boom microphones)
  • Working with a camera crew
  • Connecting to the recording device/setting levels
  • Connecting to a camera/setting levels
Exercise
  • Participants will have an opportunity to practice the setup and execution of a recording
 
About the Instructor
TBA
 
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