Why Learn Production Sound?

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Why Learn Production Sound?

  1. 1. Why learn Production Sound? Because it is an essential element of filmmaking.
  2. 2. To work as a Mixer <ul><li>More employment opportunities for Mixers than the glory positions (camera, editing, directing, producing) </li></ul><ul><li>Higher up on the crew hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>More satisfying than PA or grunt jobs </li></ul>
  3. 3. To succeed as a Director <ul><li>Understand the capabilities and limitations of what your crew can realistically achieve </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate effectively with your crew </li></ul><ul><li>Balance picture vs. audio priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate quality of recorded sound </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust your storyboard to facilitate better audio </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver better dailies and keep your job! </li></ul>
  4. 4. To succeed in the film industry <ul><li>Understand the role of the sound crew </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate effectively with sound crew </li></ul><ul><li>Work as a team because all of the crew’s employment hinges upon the overall success or failure of the dailies </li></ul>
  5. 5. Learn Production Sound <ul><li>To work as a Mixer </li></ul><ul><li>To appreciate what a Mixer does </li></ul><ul><li>To evaluate the skills and performance of your sound crew </li></ul><ul><li>To take advantage of opportunities to move up to Sound </li></ul>

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