SOUND for Film and Television
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SOUND for Film and Television

A 2-1/2-hour, entertaining, funny, and immersive romp into what you need to know to start getting great sound.
4.7 (19 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
118 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Record excellent location sound for film and video projects, and do a basic sound edit when you're done recording. We teach you to record like the pros.
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  • A willingness to be entertained while you learn.

You've heard it said -- in video and film, AUDIO is 70% of what you see. The sound you record on set can be the biggest obstacle to achieving truly professional results in your production. But it's also one of the easiest things to get right!

This 2.5-hour course is ideal for beginners, excellent for intermediates who want to better understand the topics, and great for professionals as easy reference. It will be a program you come back to again and again.

Through detailed explanation, hands-on demonstration, and tongue-in-cheek sketch comedy and cinematic vignettes, Barry Green and Matt Gettemeier guide you through fundamentals for getting great sound in your film or television project.

They'll get you on your way to professional-sounding audio, from two very simple but extremely important recording techniques which will solve nearly 80% of your audio problems, to choosing the correct microphone for your project and the right way to handle your microphones on set, to building a basic audio kit and using it properly, to choosing and managing locations to get the best possible sound recording environment.

Then join DVXUser post-production guru David Jimerson as he explains the basics of audio post production -- what to do with your sound once you've recorded it, taking a real scene from raw cuts all the way to a complete sound mix.

With over two and a half hours of instruction, SOUND for Film and Television is your first step toward achieving great audio!



What You're Doing Wrong
Getting The Microphone Close
Choosing A Great Location

MICROPHONES: Choices & Gear

Polar Patterns
Microphone Sizes Compared
So, What Do We Use?

Building An Audio Kit
Wind Protection
Shock Mounts
Boom Poles
Putting It All Together


Boom Handling
Riding The Frame Line
Dynamic Booming vs. Lavalieres
Spatial Perspective
Shotguns: Special Considerations
Why Shotguns Shine Outdoors
Using Lavs On A Shoot
Wiring Talent
Mounting A Lav
Recording Levels
Monitoring Your Audio
Microphones & Power
2-Channel vs. 4-Channel
Don't Panic!

LOCATIONS: Choice & Management

Assessing An Interior
What You Want In A Location
Managing Interiors
Room Tone


Beginning The Edit
Using Room Tone
NLE Audio Tools To Deal With Noise
Building A More Complete Sound Mix
Fixes You CAN Do In Post
Wrapping Up

CONCLUSION: Parting Thoughts
Conclusion & Credits

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners, intermediates who want to learn why instead of just how, and professionals for review and reference.
Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
4 Lectures 26:49

An overview of the course, and a taste of what's to come.

Preview 03:29

An overview of many of the persistent myths of recording sound, and why you're not getting what you want yet. An introduction to the two techniques which will get you 80% of the way toward recording great sound.

Preview 07:02

A detailed overview of just how much getting your microphone as close as possible helps record your best sound.

Getting Your Microphone Close

Why location matters so much when recording sound.

Choosing A Great Location
MICROPHONES: Choices & Gear
4 Lectures 29:22

Microphone polar pickup patterns and why they're important. The uses for different pickup patterns. Types of microphones.

Polar Patterns and Microhpone Types

A guide on choosing the correct microphone type for the job at hand.

Choosing The Right Microphone

Wind protection, boom poles, microphone mounts, field mixers, and more.

Building An Audio Kit

A demonstration of a sound kit used all together.

Putting It All Together
6 Lectures 39:43

Introduction to concepts. The beginning of using boom microphones.

Getting Started: Basics And Intro To Boom Mics

Proper technique for using a boom pole. Riding the frame line. Spatial perspective.

Boom Mic Operation

Special concerns with the ubiquitous shotgun microphone. Techniques, concerns, and pitfalls for shooting outdoors.

Using Shotgun Mics/Recording Outdoors

How, why, and when to use lavaliere microphones. Sound comparison with a boomed microphone.

Using Lavs On A Shoot

Mounting a lavaliere microphone for optimum sound and minimal problems.

Mounting A Lav

Proper volume levels when recording; miscellaneous odds and ends.

Recording Levels/Misc. Considerations
LOCATIONS: Choice & Management
5 Lectures 29:33

An overview of dealing with locations and what to watch out for.

Concepts/Assessing An Interior

Best practices for how to get the best sound possible in an interior -- where the acoustic sweet spot is, how to do dress a room for good sound, and more.

Managing Interiors

All about echo, why it happens, why it's bad, and how to minimize/avoid it.


What phasing is and how to avoid it.


Recording room tone -- why and how. Suggestions for looping/ADR.

Room Tone/Looping
4 Lectures 23:46

What you can and can't accomplish in post-production; things to avoid.


L-cuts, J-cuts, editing for smooth dialog, proper volume levels.

Basics Of Audio Editing/Levels

Using the room tone you recorded; the basics of ambient sound. Using equalizers, noise gates, and other tools in your NLE.

Using Room Tone/NLE Audio Tools

The basics of a full sound mix. Sound fixes you can do in post if you planned for them and shot accordingly on set.

Building A More Complete Sound Mix/Fixes You CAN Do In Post
CONCLUSION: Parting Thoughts
1 Lecture 03:30
About the Instructor
Wrightsville Beach Studios
4.7 Average rating
73 Reviews
384 Students
2 Courses
Dedicated to creating the finest in filmmaking tutorials.

We founded Wrightsville Beach Studios in 2006 to create the very best in tutorials and training on film and video lighting, sound, and more. Created by professionals for aspiring professionals, we take viewers a step beyond other tutorials and show not only the what or how, but the WHY.

Founded by Emmy Award-winning producer and world-renowned Panasonic camera expert Barry Green, and DVXuser post-production guru David Jimerson. We began with the HVX BootCamp DVD, the definitive video tutorial for the enormously successful Panasonic HVX200 camcorder, and soon followed it up with what we consider the finest tutorials for movie Sound and Lighting.

Our catalog of award-winning, original programming is growing all the time. Viewers learn with the pros in easy-to-understand, funny, and immersive presentations - great for those just starting out and valuable reference guides for more advanced users. Find out why more and more people have said they learned more from us in a couple of hours than they have in years of classes.