Sound Fundamentals for Videographers Sony Craft Courses: Training courses for Sony cameras

As a Sony Professional Solutions Specialist, WTS is able to offer you specialist training provided by industry experts in partnership with Sony.

As a busy videographer you have to do everything – and sound sometimes takes a back seat. This practical one-day course at Pinewood Studios will give you a focused introduction to the fundamentals of sound.

Working with high-end equipment, you’ll explore essential techniques and discover how to record polished, professional audio every time.

What will you learn?

This hands-on course provides a practical introduction to the requirements of a Sound Recordist on set. You’ll learn a wide range of skills and techniques, from picking the right microphone to using mic placement effectively in a range of situations.

Topics include:

  • Choosing the correct microphone for your situation
  • Understand a microphone’s character and its potential uses
  • Microphone technique
  • Positions and distances for different situations
  • Radio mics: basic theory, setup and overview
  • Mixer/recorder: setup and operation, gain structure and noise floor
  • Cameras: inputs, line-up and setting up a return audio feed
  • Sending audio to multiple cameras
  • Wireless camera links (brief overview)
  • Working with timecode
  • Delivering projects to the client

Extra topics, time permitting:

  • Director in-ear monitoring (brief overview)
  • On-set communications
  • Wireless boom and boom op wireless monitor

Who’s it for?

This course is ideal for students on media/film production courses, freelance videographers and self-shooters, professional camera operators and corporate video makers. You should already have some experience in video production at a professional or semi-professional level.

What’s included?

All necessary video cameras, lighting and sound equipment are provided – you don’t need to bring equipment with you.

How much does it cost?

The Sound Fundamentals for Videographers Craft Course costs £250 plus VAT (£300 including VAT).

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