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Intro to Location Sound Recording

AFTRS-Australian Film Television and Radio School (AH Account)

About the Course

"The most important thing students must learn is 90% of film is sound. The picture is far less important." - Walter Murch

This course is designed for people who wish to learn the latest sound recording techniques used in capturing speech and sound effects using portable recording equipment. It is suitable for individuals who are currently working in the film and television industry as well as those seeking employment in the industry.

The course covers:

  • Sound propagation and capture

  • Microphones and mixers

  • Analogue and digital signal paths

  • Recording Environments

  • Recorder operation

By completing this course, you should be able to specify portable sound recording requirements for a particular recording project, and then set up and operate a range of portable sound recording equipment commonly used in film and television production.

Student feedback:
‘Fantastic! Great experts/guest teachers.’

‘The lecturer was fantastic! Loved having guest speakers from the industry too.’ 

About the Lecturer: STEVE MCDONALD nbsp;

An audio engineer since 2005, Steve McDonald has been working as a Live Sound Engineer for bands around Sydney and a Location Sound Recordist since 2006. Graduating from AFTRS in 2007, he has worked on a diverse range of productions as sound recordist and boom operator includin feature Films (including Australia), TV drama (Packed to the Rafters, Police Rescue Special Operations), TV commercials, documentaries, 

  • music videos 

as well as a multitude of short films and a broad range of corporate / online content.



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