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Introduction to Location Sound Recording

NOTE: It is recommended that participants wear a mask for all in-person workshops.

The biggest technical shortcoming of many videos and independent films is the sound, give your project a boost with one of the most important jobs on set. Participants will explore the different types of recorders, microphones and mixers used in a low budget independent film production and DIY projects. Learn the foundational theory and hands-on practice of location sound recording, professional recording techniques, on-set and location tips and the responsibilities of the sound team.

Please note that a workshop does not substitute the need for LIFT members to perform a proficiency test in order to rent particular LIFT equipment and/or facilities from our Technical Department.

Sun 28 July 2024, 10 am - 6 pm   
(Registration deadline is Fri 26 July 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Carlos Valdez

As a skilled and versatile professional in the audio industry, Carlos Valdez brings over 15 years of experience to the table in TV and film sound recording/mixing and boom operating, sound design and electronic music production. Carlos is a graduate of SAE Institute Barcelona and has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of prestigious clients, including ESPN, Netflix, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Sony Pictures, MTV, VH1, and BBC. Carlos's areas of expertise include audio for TV and film, including all stages of pre-production, production, and post-production, as well as electronic music production for audiovisual media. Carlos has a diverse range of experience in different types of productions, including commercials, documentary, corporate, TV series, feature films, web content, and podcasts.


Location: 1137 Dupont Street
Category: Sound
Maximum Capacity: 12
8 hours of instruction $125 /member$150 /nonmember