First Day in The Field: A Breakdown Of A Sound Assistant’s Day

The time has come. You are excited and ecstatic to have your first day on set as a Sound Utility / A2 / Sound Assistant. Ideally, you have done some shadowing, and learned what is required.  Perhaps all you have done is your own research. But, now you are to embark on a 100+ person crew and theres a lot to cover. Welcome to Sound Department! Do … Continue reading First Day in The Field: A Breakdown Of A Sound Assistant’s Day

Getting Connected with Contact Mics

I work on a dance competition show but the judges on our show will also take the stage and showcase their latest creations. One of our judges is the world’s fastest tap dancer, Anthony Morigerato. And when it comes to miking his performance there has been a number of methods used but none of them performed better then using a piezo transducer contact microphone mounted … Continue reading Getting Connected with Contact Mics

Let’s Talk About All The Expenables That We Need

It’s finally time to talk about that important topic; the topic of when a sound mixer and a producer meet an expandables comes up in the conversation. It’s OK to be shy your first time. It’s a big step when you meet a new producer and you like the scrip BUT  never use your own money on expendables. Producers will try to get into your … Continue reading Let’s Talk About All The Expenables That We Need