Course Description

Designed 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

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Effectively perform utility operation duties in the sound department on a multimedia or movie set with a creative methodical approach.
  2. Understand the technical aspects of sound and timecode.
  3. Analyze problem situations and adapt with a positive attitude.
  4. Evaluate all situations for safety concerns and report them through the proper chain of command.
  5. Identify the responsibilities and hierarchy of each position within the sound department.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of terminology, equipment and etiquette as it relates to the sound department.
  7. Demonstrate the proper handling and setup of sound equipment, microphones and timecode slate.
  8. Effectively perform the crew position of sound utility.
  9. Demonstrate organizational skills with staging and equipment inventory.
  10. Demonstrate relevant safety procedures.
  11. Apply for a position on the Tri-C Film Academy's Short Film On-Set Practicum


Prerequisite: Production Assistant Basics/Technical Audio Knowledge

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Section Title
Location Sound Mixing and Boom Operation
M, T, W, Th, F
9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 11, 2020 to May 15, 2020
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $995.00