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
Many people talk about sound, but it’s important to understand what sound actually is and some of the terms involved, and this will allow you to understand certain things when reading spec sheets for equipment. Continue reading What is Sound?
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
If you are new or just wanting to refresh your skills you know there are so many terrible videos and guides online on how to hide a lavalier. When I got started a few years ago I watched quite a few of them. Most come from indie directors or wedding videographers who also do their own sound and whose tips involve the dreaded gaff tape football. … Continue reading Tutorial: How to Hide A Lav
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