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1st Edition

Location Audio Simplified
Capturing Your Audio... and Your Audience

ISBN 9781138018778
Published August 15, 2014 by Routledge

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Book Description

From the basics of using camera, handheld, lavalier, and shotgun microphones to camera calibration and mixer set-ups, Location Audio Simplified unlocks the secrets to clean and clear broadcast quality audio no matter what challenges you face. Author Dean Miles applies his twenty-plus years of experience as a professional location operator to teach the skills, techniques, tips, and secrets needed to produce high-quality production sound on location. Humorous and thoroughly practical, the book covers a wide array of topics, such as:
* location selection
* field mixing

* booming techniques
* using different kinds of microphones (including wireless systems) and booming
* camera calibration, interview techniques, and much more

Learn the secrets of a real-world professional with easy-to-follow, non-technical tips and techniques that you can apply in the field on your own projects immediately. The book follows the companion Location audio Simplified online course, https://vimeo.com/ondemand/locationaudiosimplified , to bring Dean’s teaching to life.

Make sure to check out the Location Crew website for more location audio goodness!

Table of Contents

Introduction to Location Audio; Choosing and Preparing a Location; Location Audio Field Mixer; Field Mixer Operating Techniques; Shotgun Microphones; How to Boom; Lavaliere Microphones; Wireless Systems; Camera Calibration; The Interview; Add-Ons

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Dean Miles has been a professional location audio operator since 1989. He has worked on productions for National Geographic, BBC, CBC, World Vision, as well as on shows such as Sliders, X-files, and Super Dave to name a few. Dean has also developed and taught a location sound for video course for 9 years.