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Voice and Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production by Mick Hurbis-Cherrier

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CHAPTER 17

Location Sound Techniques

image  THE SOUND TEAM

The basic production sound team on a small-scale film project usually consists of two people, the sound mixer (also called the sound recordist) and the boom operator. Occasionally, on shoots with very simple location audio requirements, you’ll see one person performing both roles, but when gathering sync sound, like dialogue, is part of the production, two people are recommended. The mixer and boom operator are a tight team and must communicate well. The sound mixer is the head of the sound department and is responsible for getting the best quality audio onto the recording format. This not only ...

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