Course DescriptionDesigned for students with a good technical knowledge of sound equipment who are looking to advance their skills in location sound recording and microphone techniques. This course introduces the responsibilities of crew positions, on-set etiquette and equipment terminology related to the sound department. Students will have opportunities to build and operate state-of-the-art recording devices and accessories and will learn best practices in boom operation and microphone placement. Prerequisite: Production Assistant Basics/Technical Audio Knowledge
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Effectively perform utility operation duties in the sound department on a multimedia or movie set with a creative methodical approach.
- Understand the technical aspects of sound and timecode.
- Analyze problem situations and adapt with a positive attitude.
- Evaluate all situations for safety concerns and report them through the proper chain of command.
- Identify the responsibilities and hierarchy of each position within the sound department.
- Demonstrate an understanding of terminology, equipment and etiquette as it relates to the sound department.
- Demonstrate the proper handling and setup of sound equipment, microphones and timecode slate.
- Effectively perform the crew position of sound utility.
- Demonstrate organizational skills with staging and equipment inventory.
- Demonstrate relevant safety procedures.
- Apply for a position on the Tri-C Film Academy's Short Film On-Set Practicum