pre-shootGood sound and picture does not happen by accident nor on its own. It requires concerted efforts from all the production executives (producer, director, production manager) as well as from members of the crew. Success in every aspect of filmmaking hinges upon decisions made early on during the pre-production process.

From location scouting, crewing, and dealing with rental houses, this series covers essentials of the pre-production process.


Elements of the SoundtrackThis series of articles serves as the starting point in understanding the role and construction of the soundtrack for film and video production. It covers the basic aesthetics of a Hollywood soundtrack, starting from its early history to its modern incarnation in the digital age. In addition, we present a general overview of an average audio post-production workflow.

 


Class resources for the California State University, Northridge CTVA 230 Fundamentals of Audio Production class.

Class resources for the California State University, Northridge CTVA 250 Fundamentals of Film Production class.

Class resources for the California State University, Northridge CTVA 358 Advanced Film Sound (Production Sound Recording for Film and Video) class.

Class resources for the Chapman University FTV534 Advanced Production Sound (On-Set Sound Recording for Film and Video) class.

PowerPoint presentations about basic audio and more for the CTVA 230 class.

PowerPoint presentations about basic film production and more for the CTVA 250 class.

PowerPoint presentations about microphones, mic techniques, pro audio concepts, and more for the CTVA 358 class.

Sample in-class exercises and projects available for instructor use.

Textbook and manuals available to instructors.

Recording high quality dialogue for film and video production requires a blend of technology and technique. Sadly, almost all of the emphasis these days is on achieving the best picture quality, and sound is the forgotten child.

Learn MoreBut for those of you interested in attending or hosting a seminar/workshop on how to achieve Hollywood grade location audio -- Fred Ginsburg CAS Ph.D. MBKS is an internationally recognized authority when it comes to teaching this complex craft.