Audio Recording Course


FilmSkills Audio Recording Course
  • 3-month course
  • 10-lessons
  • 3 hours, 47 minutes of video
  • Projects and Exercises
  • Illustrated Companion Guides
  • Downloadable Class Materials
  • Industry-Leading Instructors
  • Certificate of Completion


Sound.... the Picture's Better Half
George Lucas famously said that the sound is the other half of the movie-going experience, and a good audio track will engage the audience as much as poor audio will push them away.
In the FilmSkills Audio Recording Course, you will learn the step-by step approach to recording high-quality audio on set, from choosing the right microphones to learning how to use a boom mic. Leading audio experts including the head of Apple Audio and inventor of THX Tom Holman, teach you the craft that has taken them a lifetime to learn.
Give the audience the sonic experience they want through the vibrant world of motion picture audio in the FilmSkills Audio Recording Course.


Each lesson will take you through each step of Audio Recording Course process.

The Physics of Sound

Learn the attributes of sound, how we hear, measure and record sound.

Microphone Basics

Learn how microphones function, their classifications, output configurations and how to choose the best microphone for the job

Microphone Pick-Up Patterns

Learn the different types of pick-up patterns, how they capture sound, and which to choose when recording audio.

Lavalier Microphones

Learn how to properly set-up and use lavalier microphones on actors and on set

The Boom Mic

Learn about the types and uses of boom poles, windscreens, shock mounts and techniques for monitoring audio

Boom Operating Techniques

Learn techniques for the proper placement and operation of the boom mic on set

Audio Pre-Production

Learn how to prepare for a shoot by breaking down the script, determining the best equipment to use and how to address complex scenes.

Location Recording Techniques

Learn techniques for recording high-quality sound on location.

Recording the Audio

Learn how audio is encoded and recorded

Cables and Adapters

Learn to use and care for cables and adapters when recording audio on set.


FilmSkills features top industry professionals, any of whom are leaders in their field. You will be learning from best.

Lance Fisher S.O.C.

Camera Operator, "House M.D.", "Blade: Trinity", "The Shield"

Tomlison Holman

Academy-Award winning inventor of THX, Director of Audio at Apple

Steve Savanyu

Director of Education, Audio-Technica

Tommy Mack

Audio Specialist, EVS

Robert Magness

Audio specialist with Express Video Supply

Sara Evans

Production Sound Mixer, "Rush Hour 3," "Inland Empire," and "21 & Over"

"In the end all I can say is that I wish I would have had this at my fingertips when I was just starting out. It would have made things so much easier. If you want to be a filmmaker and can't afford to head off to a school this is the next best thing."