Location Sound Recording

Short course


This course is aimed at industry professionals who want a better understanding of film sound recording. This course will provide the background knowledge, theory and practical skills required to achieve broadcast quality sound for film and television.


  • Recording sound on location
  • Working methods for drama and documentary shooting
  • Microphones - use, tips & techniques
  • Location Mixers
  • Digital video cameras and recorders
  • An overview of non-linear and multi-track recording
  • Timecode
  • Stereo
  • First line maintenance

Practical exercises include recording on a documentary and a drama location.

By the end of the course you will be fully equipped with the knowledge of what is technically and creatively required to record sound for film and television.

Comments from past courses include:

“Really loved the course & tutor, very inspiring & interesting – really was fantastic”

“Had an amazing time, a great group where everyone was keen to learn & eager to share experiences”

“Tutor was inspiring & encouraging – simply a privilege to have had him as a tutor”

Freelance Rate: £825

Corporate Rate: £1550

How to apply

Application deadline:

If you experience any problems making your application please contact us shortcourses@nfts.co.uk 01494 677 903

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