Why take a course on recording sound?
Great sound can lift your film or video to a new level of production value, and your story will be felt more profoundly.
Who is this course for?
Those who want to produce more compelling films and have no sound experience, or have some sound experience and wish to improve their recording skills.
How does this course work?
This is an online video course that will teach you what you need to know to record great sound, with an emphasis on recording dialogue sound.
What if I have questions or need help?
Each week we hold an online help session where you can ask questions or discuss your projects with Curtis and your fellow students. The sessions will rotate days and times to accommodate everyone.
What does this course cover?
Sound recording fundamentals with an emphasis on recording dialogue sound for film and video. (See full list of topics below) We are also actively creating new segments each week.
Curtis Judd has been working in production and post sound for over 15 years. He specializes in education and short film production and post. He is a self-professed audio enthusiast and a passionate instructor. He strongly believes that how you light for your videos makes a bigger difference than what camera you use.
StartCamera or Dedicated Audio Recorder? (6:07)
StartAudio Recorders: Specs to Look For (5:57)
StartAudio Recorders: Other Features and Connectors (6:24)
StartAudio Recorders: Entry Through High-End Recorders (3:43)
StartSet Up Your Recorder (9:56)
StartZoom F8: Setup Basics (23:07)
StartSound Devices MixPre-6 and MixPre-3 Setup (36:52)
StartWireless Headphone Feed from Your Recorder/Mixer (6:07)
"The sound quality of recorded dialogue - the spoken words that a person hears - can make or break any commercial, film, or video. This course reveals some of the "secrets" to getting great sounding dialogue with a simple step-by-step process anyone can use. Highly recommended!"
-- The Basic Filmmaker
Film and Commercial Director