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Location Sound Fundamentals

Behind the scenes of 'Suburban Wildlife' | Dir. Imogen McCluskey | Photo: Chelsea Thistlewaite

Explore the role of a Sound Recordist

This two-day course is designed for people who wish to learn the latest sound recording techniques used in capturing speech and sound effects using portable recording equipment. “The most important thing students must learn is 90% of film is sound. The picture is far less important.” – Walter Murch

Learn about sound propagation and capture, microphones and mixers, analogue and digital signal paths

Be exposed to techniques for dealing with different recording environments

Learn to set up and operate portable sound recording equipment commonly used in film and television production

Is Location Sound Fundamentals right for you?

This course is suitable for individuals who are currently working in the film and television industry as well as others seeking employment in the industry.  Learning to record quality sound is a key skill for any filmmaker.

This course is for students aged 18+ only.

Meet Your Tutors

Jeremy Ireland

Jeremy graduated from AFTRS in 1996 and has worked in the business ever since. He was the Audio Director for…

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This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

For more information call 1300 223 877, or register for future offerings.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ** AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

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