30. November 2019 - 9:30 till 17:00
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Sound for the Single Camera - a GTC Masterclass | Hotcam | Saturday, 30. November 2019

Its increasingly an everyday fact of filming life that the cameraman or woman is being asked to look after the audio as well as the pictures (in addition to the lighting, parking the car and carrying all the kit to the location etc).  The other bad news is that below average quality pictures might be acceptable but you can never get away with bad sound!  
The GTC would always recommend the use of a professional sound recordist but the fact of the matter is that is more and more of our members have to take care of the audio themselves.  Hence this, oft-asked for, workshop where we will consider audio techniques upto those requiring the use of a mixer (sound-recordist territory).
In this workshop we will cover:

Levels - the good, bad and the ugly
Timecode - its uses and importance
Easier radio mikes to set up and use 
Radio Mic Fitting – sensitive subjects, caution and awareness in certain circumstances
Mic placement 
Boom mics
Handhelds mics and their uses
Headphones & earbuds
Stands, clips and gadgets
PlusOB's and feeding into trucks. 
Comms etc.Embedded audio
Timetable (approx)
9.00 - 9.30 - Coffee and registration
9.30 - 11.00 Workshop
11.00 - 11.30 Break
11.30 - 1pm Workshop
1pm - 2pm - Lunch
2pm - 3.30 Workshop
3.30 - 3.45 Break
3.45 - 5pm Workshop
5pm - Wrap!
Our tutor will be Barry Smith MIPS, a location sound recordist for nearly 30 years who started working in news and corporate and went on to record the location sound for ‘Ground Force’ - one of the best loved make-over shows of its time.
Having often worked on commercials and many other TV shows Barry went on to work with a team on live & as-live TV. He is a technical manager on complex setups involving uplinks, multiple RF links and multiple microphone and earpiece feeds.The day will include plenty of ‘hands-on’ practice with multiple camera and audio kits.
nb the £20.00 charge to GTC members is a contribution towards the costs of coffee and tea on arrival plus the morning and afternnoon breaks and lunch. 
This workshop will also run at:
19th October - Bath - http://gtc-sound-bath.eventbrite.co.uk 
26th October - Birmingham - http://gtc-sound-birmingham.eventbrite.co.uk
7th November - Manchester - http://gtc-sound-manchester.eventbrite.co.uk