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Jay Roney
Audio Training
on Oct 13, 2009 at 8:52:58 pm

I am interested in learning how to record audio on location shoots. Does anybody know of any workshops or seminars in the Chicago area. I understand that one weekend will not teach or show me everything, but I feel it may be a good start. I recently purchased Ty Ford's audio boot camp. Any other reference suggestions. Thank you in advance

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Ty Ford
Re: Audio Training
on Oct 14, 2009 at 1:36:52 pm


Thanks for the mention. There's seems to be a definite lack of location audio training. Not sure why. That's why I put "the little book" out. I'm a member of several film groups and whenever there are showings, it amazes me that the sound can be so forgotten. Not in every case, but on average.

It's not just the location audio, but what they do or don't do with it in post. By the time it gets to the screen, some of it is just trash. As with video, the best stuff is part art and part craft.

Maybe I need to get on that audio post book people have been urging me to write.

I've been having some fun this year with other projects. Here's one.
password: elias.

I did location audio and post for audio and video.

Any questions?


Ty Ford

Want better production audio?: Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide

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David Jones
Re: Audio Training
on Oct 14, 2009 at 4:22:26 pm

Hi Jay,

In addition to Ty's book, you might check out There are "seminar" type papers on location sound production. I think you now have to join the site to access them but I think it's free. Also, click on the "tech tips" tab.



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Bob Kessler
Re: Audio Training
on Oct 14, 2009 at 4:46:50 pm

You may also want to check out:

Both are forums for production sound professionals.

You may also want to check out; a more general sound-for-picture site, but lots of interesting reading and history.

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Jordan Wolf
Re: Audio Training
on Oct 15, 2009 at 5:33:37 am

Just go out and experiment. Find out what mic placements work and which ones don't. And don't just use one microphone type - try shotguns, lavaliers, large-diaphragm condensers, etc. Try different techniques, different ways to minimize wind noise without affecting audio quality...

But most importantly: get out there and DO IT!!!


Happy Trails!


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