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Fast Track To Successful Sound
By New Old School
I've been in video production for fourteen years and sound location recording for three of those years. I have largely been self taught regarding sound because i didn't know anybody in my region to apprentice with in order to learn the tricks of the trade. Needless to say I got a few things right but have had my fair share of trial and error moments as well.
Thomas has written--hands down--the best interactive tutorial I have ever read. Down To The Wire can shave years of mistakes off of your career and provide you with valuable techniques you need to know now. You not only read about the techniques, but they are clearly demonstrated in video format as well, so you see exactly how to wire your talent in a variety of situations. This is an indispensable book for those new to sound recording, but I would also venture that even seasoned pros will learn some new tricks as well.
This is the best $29 I have ever spent to advance my career and reputation. I only wish I had this book several years ago at the beginning of my sound career. Before you spend a chunk of change on your next piece of gear, I would recommend purchasing Down To The Wire first. It's a game changer.
Thomas has made the tutorial that I wish existed when I started recording location sound (25 years ago). As a matter of fact sound mixers of any experience will benefit from Down To The Wire.
Anyone recording sound for picture in 2013 needs to know how to competently place lavaliere microphones. Down To The Wire will help you gain that knowledge.
I highly recommend this book.
Adjunct Faculty, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film
Co-Owner, Gotham Sound and Communications, Inc.
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.
A wonderful resource
By Jeff Wexler, CAS
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!
Production Sound Mixer
By Audio Rob
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!