What location sound equipment do you need to become a sound recordist? What kit is expected on a film set? This course shows you equipment professional sound mixers use in TV, documentaries and film. You don’t need a complex setup to create amazing sound recordings, but this class will help you understand everything you’ll need when you get to the top of your game. Ryan walks though his industry standard equipment including microphones, sound bag contents, wireless systems, timecode and more. (See Ryan’s Website) This class is perfect for beginning to intermediate sound engineers/ recordists looking to learn what professional equipment is used in location recording and filming situations. It’s also useful for other filming crew who want to understand the kit a sound recordist uses.
What You’ll Learn:
•Introduction – Who is Ryan, what is this course, why you should take it?
•Project – An example of a real world shoot. You decide on the equipment.
•Overview of bag – A quick look at a sound location bag. How to choose a bag that’s right for you.
•Mixer/ Recorder – What’s the difference between a mixer and recorder? A talk through of some popular mixers and how to choose one that’s right for you.
•Boom Microphones – What is a boom microphone? Examples of what to use inside/ outside. Choosing a boom mic. Boom mic accessories (boom poles, wind shields)
•Lavalier Mics (lapel, lav, clip) – What are lavalier mics? Most common types of lav mics.
•Wireless Radio Microphones – What are they? How do they work? Examples of wireless systems. Do I need a license?
•Other wireless uses – Camera hops, IFB/ wireless headphones
•Timecode – Basics of why timecode is used? Equipment used for timecode.
•Cables – A run through of common cables and connectors you’ll need to use with some kit.
•Accessories – Batteries, things for hiding lav mics, things for sticking, things for everything…
•Building Your Sound Kit (Examples) – A walk through of some different set ups for different budgets.