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AMI Filmcraft Series: Location Sound Recording


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Reserve your seat in this workshop by enrolling here. All workshops will meet in the Rubenstein Arts Center, Studio 232.

About the workshop:

This workshop is a guided tour through the bewildering variety of tools and the unintuitive best practices of location sound recording for film.
Compromised sound is a fatal flaw for a film, and one which dogs many filmmakers long after other skills have been mastered. This workshop directly addresses the difficulty and importance of sound recording. Students will receive a crash course in current sound recording practice, including the important features and settings of high-end sound equipment, and equally importantly, the applications of wig tape, lamb’s wool, and other staples.

This workshop will over the following elements and techniques:

The technology of sound recorders and microphones
Hearing and monitoring good and bad sound
Boom microphones and their operation
Body mic technique
Workflow and collaboration

About the Instructor:
Aaron M. Bittikofer is a professional audio recordist, audio engineer, and musician. As a production audio recordist he has worked on numerous short and long-format films, and countless commercials over the past ten years. He has studied upright and electric bass with Carol Kaye and Medeski, Martin and Wood, has recorded numerous albums, and has logged many miles of touring experience with music groups such as Hipbone, Ecco La Musica, and Sidecar Social Club. He is obsessed with audio, be it production recording, music or sound design.


What is the AMI Filmcraft Series?

The AMI Filmcraft Workshop Series gives students the opportunity to develop hard skills and advance their ability in practical areas of filmmaking, and includes topics in cinematography, editing, post-production, and sound.

How much does the workshop cost?

Workshops are open to the Duke community. All skill levels welcome.


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Status Archived
Date Friday, February 7th, 2020
Time 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Location Rubenstein Arts Center
Leader Steve Milligan
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