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Class Schedule


02/03 First day of class. Course description. What is Production Sound? Why learn production sound?

02/10 Professional Approach to Prod Sound. Pre-production. Rental houses. Crew.

02/17 Priorities of the mixer. Hierarchy of mic techniques.

02/24 QUIZ #1 (Priorities, Hierarchy, Pre-production)
Mixing panels

Cycle 1 Film Productions dates TBA

03/03 Hands on video exercises. Multi-mic mixing Boom and Plant Mic. (Airport)

Cycle 2 Film Productions

03/10 Mic basics. (sensitivity, powering)

03/17 Mics continued. Shotguns. Record scenes using Boom Mic.

03/24 Holiday: SPRING BREAK"3,2,1" Film Productions for all 1st year students

03/31 QUIZ #2 (Mixers)
Intro to portable recorders; multi-track.

04/07 Intro to Lavaliers & Radio Mics. Rig talent and shoot simple "talk show".
Please wear or bring button down shirt or blouse; and appropriate undergarment if you are shy about another student (same sex) unbuttoning your top.

04/14 TBA.....this is NAB Week, so our schedule may be subject to change

04/21 QUIZ #3 (Mics, TV Sound)
Hands on exercises: Complex scene ("Brown Interview")

04/28 Hands on exercises Multi-mic mixing (exterior, Conned Film Festival)

05/05 Recording Live Events and Music

05/12 Absolute Final Deadline to submit all projects by end of class. Review of course content.
Final Lecture: Resumes; Networking; Apprenticeships/Internships. Getting started in the industry.

05/19 Final Exam
Absolutely the LAST DAY to take make-up tests.This is the last day to re-submit projects that were turned in by 5/05 and returned to you by the instructor.

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This website is intended as an educational resource for those interested in video and film production. Our specialty is Production Sound Recording (location sound), although we are also versed in other aspects of production, from pre to post.


Our mission is not to sell you equipment, but to help you to master the complex craft of location audio recording for video and film.

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  • Mailing Address: PO Box 950207
    Mission Hills, CA 91395-0207
  • Tel: 1+ (818) 231-1038
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