Introduction

The following series of articles is intended to assist sound recordists working with unfamiliar camera equipment. I’ll be posting a series of articles that outline the correct sound and sync settings for commonly used cameras with typical outboard sound gear such as the Sound Devices 788T and 552 ENG Mixer. The aim of these articles…

Film-Maker/Crew Job Sites and Forums

A few creative job websites … www.screenhub.com.au The Loop Australian TV Jobs Grapevine Star Now Dare 2 Audition (mostly talent not much crew on here) Creative/Film discussion forums Filmnet Open Channel on Facebook – Camera Open Channel on Facebook – Sound Open Channel Page Stage32 General job sites… sometimes creative/crew stuff can be found here……

Film-maker Networking in Australia

I met some film-makers tonight at the St Kilda Film Festival that both asked the same question – what opportunities are there for film-makers to network in Melbourne? In response to this, I’m going to compile a list of short-film-nights and networking events that I know of. I would be very grateful if readers would…

Sound Workshops

Over the past few months, a number of people have approached me to conduct a Location Sound Recording workshop. Obviously the growing passion for film-makers to improve their screen sound does everything to warm the cockles of my heart, so I am going to make a significant effort to put something together here in Melbourne…

VCA Crewing Night

Congratulations to the VCA students who pitched their films last night at the crewing night. It was a great night and I’m sorry that I didn’t get to talk to everyone that I had wanted to. For those VCA filmmakers and producers that find their way here, welcome. On this site are some audio samples…

Location Survey Checklist for Sound

When filming on location, it is generally recommended that the sound recordist attends any location surveys so that they are able to understand and communicate any significant issues related to sound that might occur during a shoot.  I’ve prepared a checklist below that should cover most of the elements that should be checked when attending…