CHAPTER TWO

The Location

CHOOSING AND PREPPING THE LOCATION TO RECORD SOUND

Most camera operators have been choosing the location in which to shoot in since they started in the industry. You learn what to look for visually in a location to have success with the picture. You choose a location that looks great, has nice lighting, and helps to tell the story—but what about sound?

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One of the biggest mistakes made by camera operators when choosing a location where sound is going to be recorded is that they choose the location based on pictures alone. If you choose to ignore the sound of your location when recording audio, you’re exposing your production ...

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