Sound commands

Both cameras and sound have a standard shorthand, although the traditional sound commands are beginning to be a bit dated.

Use the word ‘Go’ for cueing sound effects. Do not use ‘go’ for any other group of operators. ‘Fade up/fade down/lose sound’ are also permitted.

Who is doing what, where and when?

Tell sound what is happening next (this also applies to cameras, vision mixers etc.).

If you are cutting to a machine next (VT, Laser disk, Telecine etc.) be clear which one (many news studios have six VT machines).

Be clear if there should be more than one sound source live simultaneously, ‘Coming to underlay VT D, John to voice over; titles music continues from VT A’.

Voice overs (underlays)

This is one area where there does not ...

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