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Basics of Video Production, 2nd Edition by Graham Swainson, Des Lyver

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3  The sound team

The sound team will be led by the Sound Supervisor who may have a number of sound assistants. The Sound Supervisor will be responsible for the overall sound output but may be helped by a Boom Supervisor who will work with the sound team on the studio floor operating microphones fitted to the sound booms.

The sound team’s job

It seems to be stating the obvious to say that the sound team’s job is to get the performers’ voices from the floor and mix them with any music or sound effects from sources such as CD or tape so that they can be added to the pictures and recorded onto video tape.

This is indeed the sound supervisor’s job, and to do this he or she will normally work in the gallery area with a range of tape recorders, CD ...

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