Location Sound - £414.00

Recording clear sound on location is crucial to avoid time-consuming and costly salvage operations in the edit. It is one area that cannot be taken for granted. 
This intensive, one-day workshop teaches self-shooters and others working on location, the fundamentals for recording and mixing sound for broadcast and online through a combination of theory and practical exercises. 


Duration                    1 day
Class size:                   4 

Cost:                             £345 plus Vat


Register your interest by emailing training@dvtalent.co.uk


Who it's for?

Aimed at self-shooters and other production staff involved in recording sound for interviews or on location. 


None. Delegates will be sent a detailed booking form before the course so we can gauge their experience and objectives, and tailor the course accordingly. 


Delegates will have a thorough understanding of the different types of microphones, and be able to choose the right kit for their shoot; be able to assess and cope with common recording issues involved in their production, including location and enviornmental considerations such as wind; be confident in operating booms, radio and gun mics; be able to record clear sound in a variety of scenarios including one-on-one interviews, group meetings/ interviews, and on location with challenging ambient sound; be able to do basic mixing; recognise and trouble-shoot common problems.

Ongoing Support

With all our courses we provide a post-course support line for added peace of mind. So, if you encounter a problem - or just have a general query - do give us a call and we'll be happy to help.

Course Content

  • Sound theory: What is sound? How does it behave in different environments, inside and out? 
  • Types of microphones - including gun/ directional mics, radio mics, clip mics 
  • Assessing your shoot requirements and selecting the right kit - including external recorders 
  • Operating a boom 
  • Mixers - choosing and using sound mixers 
  • Radio mics - setting up, operating and troubleshooting 
  • Common location problems - dealing with ambient noise, wind etc
  • Tips for dealing with contributors
  • Considerations for recording sound for cross-platform/ online  

Venue & Times

Location:            DV Talent
                            6 Waterson Street
                            E2 8HL

Times:               10am - 5:30pm
                             (please arrive 15 minutes early for induction on the first day) 


We have a roster of tutors who are all acclaimed freelance sound recordists who work for all the broadcasters on everything from drama to factual, studio to current affairs. 


Do I need to bring anything to the course?
It’s advisable to bring a pen and some notepaper. Otherwise, all you need is a receptive mind and your energy and enthusiasm.

Is lunch provided?
We keep you replenished with teas, coffee, biscuits and fruit. We don’t provide lunch – although there are a number of sandwich shops, cafes, restaurants close by, as well as a supermarket.

What if I have to cancel?
If you cancel more than 10 working days before the course date, you will get a full refund. If you cancel with less notice, or once the course has been confirmed the full course fees are still due. We will however endeavour to get you onto to a future course as and when we have a spare space. Although this cannot be guaranteed and will usually involve you being offered the place at short notice, we have a great track record of making sure people get their training – even it takes a bit of time.

What others say about this course

"Very detailed. Run by Pros"

- Lade Obembe, Producer/Editor

"Very informative, covered exactly what we wanted"

- Jake Sierocinski, Post Production Services

"Really insightful and very well tailored. Lots of practice which was great!"

- Fred Bhat, PA/ Digital Content Creator

"I was impressed with the level of tuition and practical experience with the kit"

- Adam Ozozturk, Camera Operator

"Really useful - lots of tricks of the trade that you'd never pick up on the job" 

Sarah Stevenson, DV Director 

"Really helpful-Very clear, demystified a lot"

- Katherine Austley, Assistant Producer

"Very informative, sound is a complex subject and it has given me a good base knowledge to work from"

Sophie Dunn, Assistant Producer

"Amaze-balls! Informative, thorough and fun"

- Tim Maynard, Assistant Producer

"I found the course very informative and easy to comprehend. I really enjoyed it and it held my attention"

Delilah Jeary, Assistant Producer

'All very useful. I feel like I understand it all. Much more confident than when I started.''

- Peggy-Sue Cranney, Digital Producer 

''All very relevant, well paced and explained brilliantly. Also feel happy knowing there is ongoinig support after the course ends.'' 

- Jamie Brown, Development Researcher



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