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Recording location sound is a challenging process - and the decisions you make on set can either make the post-production process easy, or can cost cost tens of thousands of dollars. In this module, we're going to look at how to properly prepare for a shoot - they type of gear you'll need, how to conduct a location scout and tips for minimizing location noise.


  • 23:02 video that walks you through the process of recording location audio
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • How to control microphone perspective
  • How to conduct a sound check and set the levels
  • Techniques for monitoring audio
  • How to record multiple actors
  • What to do if there's "no sound" in the scene
  • The importance of room tone and how to record it
  • How to fight the "fix-it-in-post" mentality
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