Think Like a Pro. Work Like a Pro.
You may be asking, “What the heck is this Location Crew thing all about?” Well, it’s pretty simple. We’ve been working as a successful two-man video production crew for over 20 years and thought it was time to share some of the things we’ve learned about what it takes to be a pro and keep getting hired - again and again.
Yes, we’re here to help with the technical side of production, but what really builds successful careers in this business is less about obsessing over the latest gear and more about learning to navigate through the pressures of demanding clients, tight deadlines, low budgets, difficult talent, uninspiring locations and crazy travel schedules - to name just a few.
It’s all about having confidence in what you’re doing. It’s not so much “how” - it’s more about “what”. For example, how to shoot video is relatively easy. What to shoot is the tricky part.
We’re here to help you think like a pro, act like a pro, and most importantly, work like a pro.
  • LOCATIONS: Matching Sound to Picture
  • Canon 70D Field Test
  • Camera Microphones
  • iBook Demo
  • Sennheiser Shotgun Showdown!
  • Hidden Mic Demo – Baseball Cap
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Camera Audio Simplified: location audio for the camera operator!

Scot and Dean team up on Camera Audio Simplified to make recording quality audio possible by the one-person-crew!

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Camera Audio Simplified teaches the location audio techniques Dean uses to record high quality location audio. Scot makes sure these techniques are tailored for the camera operator and easy to implement in a real shooting environment – making recording sound while shooting great pictures achievable.

 

 

No longer will sound be your achilles heal! Click Here to order your copy today $29.00 + Shipping

 

Get a Jumpstart on Your Career with Location Audio Simplified On Demand course!

OVER 6 HOURS OF LESSONS covering everything you need to know to be well on your way to a career in Location Sound. 

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This is where it all began, in the classroom, and Dean teaches all the techniques, protocols, and skills you need to know to manoeuvre the shark infested waters of a real shoot.

If you’re serious about learning location sound but don’t have access to a tech college or post secondary institute, then Location Audio Simplified On Demand Course is perfect for you!

 

 

Invest in your career. Click on the Vimeo link below to check out the promo video. Enrol now for $249.00                                        Vimeo

 

LOCATION AUDIO SIMPLIFIED Volume 1 & 2 iBooks are available for purchase and immediate download at the Apple iBookStore.

V1 Book Cover in iPadVolume 1 is packed with all the essential audio concepts, techniques and theory to jump-start your professional audio skills. Over 35 videos and interactive diagrams walk you through calibrating and operating a field mixer, choosing the right mic for the job, micing techniques, booming skills, lavalier microphones, wireless systems and much, much more.

 

Just some of the things you’ll learn in Volume 1:

Calibrating and operating a location audio field mixer. Choosing the right shotgun mic for the job. Understanding sound perspective. The art of using a boom pole. Hidden and exposed lavaliere micing techniques. Working with talent. Calibrating and using wireless systems. Setting up a wireless hop.

Invest in your career. Click on the iBookstore link below to download Volume 1 now for $39.99.

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Volume 2 focuses on how to identify, solve and anticipate common sound problems when working on location. You get the insights of a 20-year pro into the realities of navigating through protocols and procedures to get your job done. It is possible to fight for good sound and still maintain great relationships with clients, producers and most importantly, camera operators.

 

Just some of the things you’ll learn in Volume 2:

Having a say when the camera operator is choosing a location. Assessing and preparing a location to get the best sound possible. Making sure your sound matches the picture. Getting the right amount of separation between dialogue and ambience. Calibrating a video camera to ensure perfect levels. Creating solid sync when recording with a double system on a DSLR shoot.

Invest in your career. Click on the iBookstore link below to download Volume 2 for only $29.99.

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Want to Check Out Some of the Over 50 Videos from Volume 1 and 2?

No Problem! Just Click Here To Go To Our iBook Video Demo Page.

 

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