Production Sound Recording training

Presented By: The Sound Manifesto (TSM)

Tutor: Edward Grabczewski Facilitators: Yang Xu, Dave Sohanpal

Dates: Sat, 7th & Sun, 8th March 2009. Time: 10 AM to 6 PM

Location: Shakespeare Hotel, Paddington, London, W2 1RS

Fee: Individuals: £200. Organizations: £400 per person

Booking Hotline: 07801 737985 (Voicemail/SMS)

Booking Email:

Booking Closing Date: 4 March 2009 at 5 PM

Summary: An extremely comprehensive course to train new sound recordists wishing to record professional quality sound, on location or on stage, for dramas and documentaries shot in film or video. We particularly welcome directors, producers and anyone wishing to increase their awareness of recording sound on location. A TSM certificate in Production Sound Recording is offered to every delegate attending the workshop.

Prerequisites: Delegates must attend both days and should have a good general knowledge of movie production. Delegates must expect an intensive training programme and be keen to participate in the workshop exercises.

Workshop Schedule:

  • Sound Theory
  • Working in the industry
  • The Sound Department
  • Script breakdown for sound
  • Location scouting for sound - auditing, controlling noise
  • Microphones and techniques – Sennheiser shotgun, lavalier, stereo
  • Sound mixing – SQN and Sound Devices mixers
  • Sound recording – DAT, Memory Card, slating protocols & sound reports
  • Wireless systems – transmitters, receivers, headphone distribution
  • Synchronization – time code, music playback, Denecke digislate
  • Sound transfer to postproduction – BWF to DVD
  • Sound editors – Pro Tools demo

Workshop Exercises:

  • Script breakdown for sound
  • Location scouting for sound
  • Booming techniques
  • Metering and monitoring
  • Single system & Double system recording
  • Writing Sound Reports
  • Wireless lavalier mics & systems
  • Synchronization & timecode

Recommended Reading

  • Sound for Film and Television by Tomlinson Holman, Focal Press
  • Multiskilling for Television Production by Peter Ward, Alan Bermingham & Chris Wherry, Focal Press
  • Producting Great Sound for Digital Video by Jay Rose, Miller Freeman Books
  • Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound by David Lewis Yewdall, Focal Press

Terms & Conditions: The following terms and conditions apply to all delegates:

  1. TSM reserves the right to alter the workshop content without notice.
  2. there is a maximum of eight places on the workshop and a minimum of four.
  3. places are booked on a first-come, first-paid basis.
  4. a place is considered booked only after full payment is received.
  5. we will refund your fee if we cancel the workshop for any reason.
  6. you may loose your fee if you cancel after the Booking Closing Date.
  7. lunch is not included however tea and coffee will be provided.
  8. certificates are issued only to delegates who fully attend the workshop.
  9. please give us advance notice of any special needs you may have.