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Location Audio Simplified

Capturing Your Audio... and Your Audience, 1st Edition

By Dean Miles


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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

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Film & Video
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production