Introduction to Location Sound Recording

Instructor updated from printed brochure
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
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Learn the basics of location sound recording in this workshop that covers foundational theory and hands-on practice. This workshop will take you through professional recording techniques and the responsibilities of the sound team. Learn the operation of LIFT’s recorders, microphones and mixers. By far the biggest technical shortcoming of many videos and independent films is the sound. Give your project a boost with this workshop covering one of the most important jobs on set.

This course is recommended as a companion to Introduction to Post-Production Sound for Filmmakers and Producers and Sound Design workshops.



Christopher Miller is a Toronto-based freelance location sound recordist, sound designer and mixer. After years working in the music industry as a touring musician, Christopher came off the road to work for the preeminent IMAX sound team at Thillaye Productions as a sound editor. It was there that Christopher learned the art of recording, creating and shaping sound to serve picture in a powerful and nuanced way. There is a story everywhere and story is paramount. Christopher’s award-winning work has been heard on IMAX, National Film Board of Canada feature documentaries, television, movies of the week and feature films including Giants of Africa, Building Star Trek, Amazing Race Canada and Sharkwater. If you want to feel what it’s like be 35,000 feet in the air on the wing of a jet, in the dark recesses of a volcano miles deep under the sea, on Detroit’s mean streets or next to an octopus devouring it’s prey on the ocean floor, close your eyes, Christopher Miller can take you there.