CHAPTER 16 Location Sound Techniques







The basic production sound team on a small-scale film project usually consists of two people, the sound mixer (a.k.a. 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 highly recommended. On bigger shoots with complex sync audio needs, there is a third person called the cable wrangler, who sets up equipment, holds a second boom when necessary, and wrangles the cable when the boom operator follows a moving shot. The sound personnel are a tight team, and they should be chosen with the ...

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