Camera Operator Sound Course

Online Camera Operator Sound Course. Learn how to record quality location sound when shooting by yourself.

Camera Audio Simplified On-Demand Course on VIMEO! 

17 classes, over 2.5 hours of video packed with on-location demonstrations, lectures, and real world examples that teach, in detail, the techniques and skills needed to record quality usable audio when you have to go-it-alone!


Jump ahead of your competition with quality sound, something many camera operators (even professionals) are lacking.

Dean walks you through the teachings of Camera Audio Simplified, throws to on-location demonstrations, and makes learning the skills you need to record quality audio easy to grasp and implement into your shooting process.

Rent the complete course or choose the class or classes you need to brush-up on.


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The Camera Audio Simplified Course Topics Include:

  • Learn what sound elements are, and how they’re used when mixing audio.
  • How to choose and prepare a location for optimal dialogue recording.
  • How to use a camera-mounted mic to its full potential.
  • How to set-up and calibrate a wireless system.
  • Learn how to apply a lavalier – hidden and exposed techniques.
  • DSLR camera audio – there are solutions to record quality audio.
  • There’s even a class on audio mixing to polish all the great audio tracks you recorded in the field.
  • Much much more
Here’s a class for you to sample:


  1. Calvin
    June 23, 2014, 11:39 am   /  Reply

    Hi Dean, does the workflow in this course cover the use of a field mixer? Or can everything be done without one?


    • Dean Miles
      June 26, 2014, 3:17 pm   /  Reply

      Yes it covers a field mixer quite extensively. You don’t need one but a mixer would definitely help learning hands-on and going through the setups and demos.

      • Calvin
        July 29, 2014, 9:19 am   /  Reply

        Excellent, thanks. Im working with a FS700, but no field mixer. Do the audio controls of the 700 serve a similar purpose to the field mixer?

        • Dean Miles
          July 29, 2014, 7:12 pm   /  Reply

          No not really. A mixer will give you more flexibility with routing, High Pass filtering, and control over your tracks. The Mic pre’s on a mixer also warm the sound.

          I noticed you asked this question from the Camera Audio Simplified course? Location sound for camera operators is very different from Location sound for Location audio operators – I think you’ll find the Camera audio course will answer most if not all your audio questions, especially if you’re going-it-anlone.

          • Calvin
            July 30, 2014, 7:32 am   / 

            Yes, I’m going at it alone as a camera op. When you said it covers the use of a field mixer extensively were you referring to the Location audio op course? It sounds like the camera op course is what I’m looking for, and I wanted to make sure I didnt need a field mixer to make the most of it.

          • Dean Miles
            July 30, 2014, 4:11 pm   / 

            Sorry about that! You don’t need a field mixer for the Camera audio course, it’s definitely the one you would want to take.


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