Chapter 2The People Who Make It Happen

“The producer has the final word on all matters—but don’t tell that to the talent; most think they do.”

—Joseph Maar, Director


A-1: The senior audio person on a production.

A-2: The audio assistant, who reports to the A-1. See “audio assistant” within this chapter.

Director: Responsible for telling the story.

EIC (engineer in charge): Responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting all equipment on a truck or in a specific studio. See “studio engineer” in this chapter.

Field mixer: A portable audio mixer used by audio personnel to record a quality audio signal. This term could also refer to the person operating the field mixer.

Freelance: Independent contractors who provide services to multiple ...

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