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The Location Sound Bible: How to Record Professional Dialog for Film and TV

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  73 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Written by a seasoned professional, Viers explains how to achieve Hollywood-quality sound that will make productions stand out from the rest.
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Published October 1st 2012 by Michael Wiese Productions (first published September 1st 2012)
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Adam Smith
Apr 19, 2013 Adam Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Filled with practical advice, easily read. An excellent grounding in a wide range of topics. Not overly technical.
Calvin
Jan 28, 2016 Calvin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clear, careful exposition to the world of on-set sound recording. A breakdown of what each basic piece of equipment does, when and how it should be used to get the best effects, what rates/treatment to expect from producers, and a whole host of technical details about Hz and amps made me feel like I know what the Hell sound mixers and boom ops are doing on a set. If I was given the job of sound mixing an indie film, I would know the downsides to using a lav and the upsides to always using a boom ...more
Brian
Jul 09, 2016 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A clear, useful and comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of recording sound in a variety of settings. Does just what it should. I give it 4 rather than 5 stars because I think it could do a better job of telling students and aspiring audio techs about low-cost equipment that might do 80-90% as good a job as the consistently pricey equipment Viers recommends. One regrettably branded example: the Rode SmartLav microphone, a cheap old iPhone and the Rode audio recording app does a ...more
Robin
Jan 14, 2013 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great guide to the world of working sound for film and TV. I took lots of notes, learned many things, and laughed at some cheesy jokes. A few cheesy jokes were just too much.

A must read for anyone recording sound, really anywhere.
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