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Sound for the Single Camera - a GTC Masterclass

GTC Workshops Organiser Clive North

Saturday, 30 November 2019 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

Sound for the Single Camera  - a GTC Masterclass

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Non-GTC Member Ticket Ended £80.00 £0.00
GTC Member Ticket (catering contribution) 30 Nov 2019 £20.00 £0.00

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Its increasingly an everyday fact of filming life that the cameraman or woman is being asked to look after the audio as well as the pictures (in addition to the lighting, parking the car and carrying all the kit to the location etc).  The other bad news is that below average quality pictures might be acceptable but you can never get away with bad sound!  


The GTC would always recommend the use of a professional sound recordist but the fact of the matter is that is more and more of our members have to take care of the audio themselves.  Hence this, oft-asked for, workshop where we will consider audio techniques upto those requiring the use of a mixer (sound-recordist territory).


In this workshop we will cover:

Levels - the good, bad and the ugly

Timecode - its uses and importance

Easier radio mikes to set up and use 

Radio Mic Fitting – sensitive subjects, caution and awareness in certain circumstances


Mic placement 


Boom mics

Handhelds mics and their uses

Headphones & earbuds

Stands, clips and gadgets



OB's and feeding into trucks. 

Comms etc.
Embedded audio

Timetable (approx)


9.00 - 9.30 - Coffee and registration

9.30 - 11.00 Workshop

11.00 - 11.30 Break

11.30 - 1pm Workshop

1pm - 2pm - Lunch

2pm - 3.30 Workshop

3.30 - 3.45 Break

3.45 - 5pm Workshop

5pm - Wrap!


Our tutor will be Barry Smith MIPS, a location sound recordist for nearly 30 years who started working in news and corporate and went on to record the location sound for ‘Ground Force’ - one of the best loved make-over shows of its time.

Having often worked on commercials and many other TV shows Barry went on to work with a team on live & as-live TV. He is a technical manager on complex setups involving uplinks, multiple RF links and multiple microphone and earpiece feeds.

The day will include plenty of ‘hands-on’ practice with multiple camera and audio kits.


nb the £20.00 charge to GTC members is a contribution towards the costs of coffee and tea on arrival plus the morning and afternnoon breaks and lunch. 



This workshop will also run at:


19th October - Bath - 


26th October - Birmingham -


7th November - Manchester -



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Do you have questions about Sound for the Single Camera - a GTC Masterclass? Contact GTC Workshops Organiser Clive North

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18-22 Telford Way
W3 7XS London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 30 November 2019 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

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