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The Brown Interview

Category: Exercises Last Updated: August 30, 2011 Fred Ginsburg

Studio lightThis exercise is an interior scene involving boom, wireless lav, and at least one plant mic. Students get to practice their best Hollywood techniques.

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The Conned Film Festival

Category: Exercises Last Updated: August 30, 2011 Fred Ginsburg

CSUN sound classThis exercise consists of an exterior scene involving boom, wireless lav, and plant mic. It is a good opportunity to work with battery powered mixers, long booms, windscreens, and exterior conditions.

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The Talkshow

Category: Exercises Last Updated: August 29, 2011 Fred Ginsburg

talkShow-altIn this exercise, students will simulate a live televsion talk show. The object is to learn how to mix at least three lavaliers, without excessive echo caused by keeping all the mics completely open at the same time. It is also an exercise in learning how to rig lavaliers on talent in a professionally accepted manner.

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The Airport

Category: Exercises Last Updated: August 29, 2011 Fred Ginsburg

couple at airport ticket counter 42-16678082A simple, interior scene in which students will be introduced to booming a basic walk & talk. Then, the exercise will escalate to include at least one plant mic in a foreground/background composition.

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