Down to the Wire
You’ve got the script, you’ve got the camera guy, you’ve even got the actors...
You want great sound because your project will look better the second it sounds better. Learn to use lavaliers the right way by learning tips the pros know. You might be surprised; a simple adjustment in your technique could save you hours in post- production!
You Want to Get the Job Done Right!
• Over 150 pages of information on how to capture better sound on your next project
• Step by step videos broken down by talent’s wardrobe
• Learn about the different sound qualities between a shotgun microphone and a lavalier
• Learn set etiquette • Get acquainted with the tools you will need to get the job done right and how to use them effectively
Down to the Wire gives an in-depth look at using lavaliers in a professional and practical way to achieve the highest quality sound you can get on your project. Detailed examples and meticulous instruction coupled with step-by-step videos** provide the reader with clear and concise visual demonstrations set up for an easy user experience and visual hands-on technique duplication.
Audio Rob (iTunes Comment)
"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!”
Who is Down to the Wire For?
If you are barely starting your career in production, or are a seasoned sound professional who is eager to learn some tips and tricks, Down to the Wire is for you.
Use it as a book you read and reference, or as a quick go-to guide if you get caught thinking twice about how to wire a specific wardrobe.
By the end of Down to the Wire you will feel confident in your ability to capture high quality sound by proper mic placement by scenario. The various examples of production tools, techniques, photos, and videos make for a detailed approach into teaching you how to wire with ease. The sound on your production just got a little clearer.
“Thomas has made the tutorial 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 lavalier microphones. Down To The Wire will help you gain that knowledge. I highly recommend this book."
drumteacher (iTunes Comment)
"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.
New Old School (iTunes Comment)
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 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 years of mistakes off 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. It’s a game changer.
Social media and technology have simplified, improved and increased creativity in our projects, but many have done so while sacrificing the quality of sound. Do not be the next filmmaker with a great vision to be disappointed with the quality of your production’s sound. It is NOT ENOUGH to have great video footage without having quality sound!
Down to the Wire is an interactive iBook that will improve the quality of your production sound by teaching you tips the pros know. Learn how to use lavaliers in a professional manner, improve your etiquette skills, and watch video demonstrations of how to wire talent to increase the quality of your audio.
Do NOT be fooled into thinking your camera’s internal mic will give you the quality of sound your production deserves.
So, let’s get Down to the Wire and start recording GREAT sound right from the start!