YOUR PROJECT DESERVES GREAT SOUND!
You’ve got the script, you’ve got the camera guy, you’ve even got the actors...
You want great sound because your project will look better the second it sounds better. Learn to use lavaliers the right way by learning tips the pros know. You might be surprised; a simple adjustment in your technique could save you hours in post-production!
Over 150 pages of information on how to capture better sound on your next project Step by step videos broken down by talent’s wardrobe
Learn about the different sound qualities between a shotgun microphone and a lavalier Learn set etiquette
Get acquainted with the tools you will need to get the job done right and how to use them effectively
You Want to Get the Job Done Right!
Video Mantis’: Down to the Wire Author and Professional Sound Guy Thomas Popp, gives you an in-depth, comprehensive look at using lavaliers in a professional and practical way to achieve the highest quality sound you can get on your project.
Thomas’ detailed examples and meticulous instruction coupled with step-by-step videos** provide the reader with clear and concise visual demonstrations set up for an easy user experience and visual hands-on technique duplication.
Who is Down to the Wire For?
If you are barely starting your career in production, or are a seasoned sound professional who is eager to learn some tips and tricks, Down to the Wire is for you.
Use it as a book you read and reference, or as a quick go-to guide if you get caught thinking twice about how to wire a specific wardrobe.
By the end of Down to the Wire you will feel confident in your ability to capture high quality sound by proper mic placement by scenario. The various examples of production tools, techniques, photos, and videos make for a detailed approach into teaching you how to wire with ease. The sound on your production just got a little clearer.
What People are Saying:
"I have worked as a production sound mixer for over 40 years and this is the most comprehensive and engaging tutorial I have ever encountered --- this is a must read for anyone working in our industry and having to place lavaliere microphones (and that is just about everyone who needs to record sound for picture in today's world). It is actually so much more and I am surprised by how much I learned from reading this book. For the new person just starting out, there is a wealth of valuable information regarding set etiquette, work ethic and responsibility, lessons which if learned early enough will go a long way towards having a successful career in sound. It's a great read!" - Jeff Wexler
"This book is an excellent resource for any location sound professional. In an industry in which the right way to do something is 'the way that works', learning another professional's perspective is simply invaluable.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and so too are the great videos in this iBook. You'll get to see what Thomas is doing up close, and the very first time on location that one of his tips saves you and allows you to record flawless sound, the book has paid for itself." - drumteacher
"A must have for the up and coming sound recordist and veteran alike! This ibook contains valuable tips and ticks that are only learned from an industry professional with veteran experience. In depth discussion of professional etiquette for wiring actors and cast members, techniques on how to be prepared for fast paced shoots, multiple techniques for hiding noise free lavaliere mics on a variety of wardrobe, mic placement and, and overall perspective of how to acquire clean production sound!" - Audio Rob
Social media and technology have simplified, improved and increased creativity in our projects, but many have done so while sacrificing the quality of sound. Do not be the next filmmaker with a great vision to be disappointed with the quality of your production’s sound. It is NOT ENOUGH to have great video footage without having quality sound!
Learn to Wire Talent Like the Pros will improve the quality of your production sound by teaching you tips the pros know. Learn how to use lavaliers in a professional manner, improve your etiquette skills, and watch video demonstrations of how to wire talent to increase the quality of your audio.
Do NOT be fooled into thinking your camera’s internal mic will give you the quality of sound your production deserves.
So, let’s get Down to the Wire and start recording GREAT sound right from the start!
Lets discuss the different jobs and scenarios where using lavaliers is important.
When should you use a boom? How about a Lavalier? Find out here!
Lets talk about camera and audio perspective.
Lets discuss proper wiring etiquette.
Here are some more tips on Wiring Etiquette
Lets talk about the transitions that happen during the day and how it applies to wireless systems.
We use tape on a daily basis. Learn what kinds you should put in your kit!
Lets discuss the different micing accessories that will help you get the job done!
Wind can destroy your sound track. Learn about some of the wind protection options for lavaliers.
Thomas Popp has a degree in Recording Arts and Sciences and has worked on countless Television Shows, Movies, Commercials, and Music Videos. He is also a Representative for the popular audio equipment manufacturer, Zaxcom, Inc. He has educated many students about the theories and techniques of Production Sound, which also includes traveling to China to teach a masters class on Digital Wireless Technology.