Workshop Registration

Introduction to Sound Recording

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. Learn the foundational theory of sound recording in this three-hour intensive workshop. Participants will explore the different types of recorders, microphones and mixers used in a low budget independent film production and DIY projects. Professional recording techniques, the responsibilities of the sound team, as well as on-set and location tips will be covered.

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

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.

Prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application. You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the class begins which will prompt you to open the application or web browser. Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time for attendance and class participation. ONLINE workshops may be recorded for staff and facilitator assessment. Recorded material will not be made available to participants. Review all workshop policies before registering.

Sun 21 November 2021, 10 am - 1 pm   
(Registration deadline is Sun 21 November 9:00 am)

Instructor: Mark Pheonix

Mark Phoenix has run it all in over two decades of media work—from running cables and consoles at live events, production and technical training for a community radio station, to running from cops while recording interviews at protests. Originally from just outside Windsor, Ontario, Mark got his first taste of media work volunteering with Cogeco Cable’s community TV station. He moved to Toronto to attend Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program in 1998, where he focused on sound production. He put his budding knowledge and skills to work while volunteering at CKLN 88.1 FM Toronto, where he later became production coordinator. Mark made the leap to what became Accessible Media, Inc. in 2008, where he now works as a mixer for audio post production and described video. Over the years, Mark has run sound for studio recordings, live performances, remote broadcast feeds, interviews, and probably many other things he’s forgotten.


Category: Sound
Maximum Capacity: 15
3 hours of instruction $60 /member$85 /nonmember