I credit the guys from Wrightsville Beach Studios with teaching me almost everything I know about dialog recording, thanks to Sound for Film and Television. Now, they are seeking funding to produce a second volume. By backing their Kickstarter campaign today, you can save $25 off the final price. I can’t wait to get my hands on this.
Here’s the scoop:
At Wrightsville Beach Studios, we’ve spent the last 8 years making great, high-quality training videos teaching people how to make films. Oh, sure, everyone with a YouTube account does that, right? Not the way we do it — we do it with wit, humor, and sketch comedy, and we don’t just stage “setups” or give you “tips” and “tricks”; we go behind the cameras of real, cinematic scenes and short films made specifically for our lessons. We not only teach you how and why to do it, we’re teaching you WHILE we’re doing it — and the proof is right there on the screen.
But don’t let us tell you — here’s what our SOUND volume I viewers have had to say (see these reactions and more starting here):
“Absolutely amazing resource. Of everything I’ve read, seen, and heard from ‘experts’ regarding audio, this DVD blew them away.”
“This is a must-have for any independent filmmaker making their way into this business. Even if you know everything there is to know about sound, you’ll enjoy this DVD.”
“Lots of practical, hands-on information in a very entertaining package. It’s the only one I’ve found so far which really spends a decent time teaching technique.”
Now, we want to do it again! We want to bring the same kind of immersive, high-quality lessons combined with comedy, cinematic vignettes designed to teach you the skills, and we’ll even follow the production of a short film from start to finish, covering advanced sound recording topics on set and finishing with the professional sound mix in post.
Production topics to include:
PRE-PRODUCTION, where the most important planning takes place.
- Dual-system recording
- Timecode/Jam synch
- Sound recorders
- Wireless systems: UHF/VHF/Digital/Analog/Diversity/Non-diversity
- Complex booming scenarios
- Reality TV/news sound setup
- Field/multi-channel mixing
- Stereo recording
And then we’ll hand off the program to POST-PRODUCTION host David Jimerson, as he also checks in with Alex Markowski, post-production professional and professor of film studies at UNC-Wilmington. We’ll take the sound we recorded during production and follow the art, craft, and technique of turning it all into a finished professional sound mix.
Post-Production topics to include:
- PRE-PRODUCTION, coordinating with production recording with post-production concerns in mind
- Proper sound mixing studio setup
- Synching via timecode, synching via waveform
- Intros to Pro Tools, PluralEyes, other software
- Asset management
- Setting up audio tracks in editing for optimal export to sound post
- Sound editing workflow
- Working with EQ, compressors, limiters, and other sound filters and FX
- Leaders and timecode burn-in
- Exporting from edit/NLE to digital audio workstation — formats and workflow
- 5.1/multi-channel/surround mixing
So, in all, we’ll have:
- Great lessons from Barry and David
- Great practical, hands-on expertise from Jeff and Alex
- Sketch comedy, cinematic vignettes, and our trademark humor
- A short film designed to get you behind the scenes, following production and post techniques
- And even a dynamic reality-TV set!
Back this project on Kickstarter.