How to Wire Talent Masterclass
The How to Wire Talent Masterclass was filmed live in Toronto, Canada in 2019. In this class, Thomas Popp demonstrates the basic skills needed to excel as a Sound Engineer in the industry. All members of the sound team will benefit from this course, as well as any industry professional that finds themselves holding a wire having to mic someone. The course is designed to instill a base level of set etiquette and technique that can be the foundation for a positive and comfortable wiring experience for both the talent and the professional.
One of the items that this course touches on is set etiquette. It is not enough to just put a wire on an actor. You need to learn how to wire unobtrusively and in a way that caters to the temperament of your talent. Depending on the production, you may need to wire different actors quickly or even child actors.
As a sound mixer, a huge part of your success depends on how you work with other people on the set. We show you how to approach the set with the right mindset and set etiquette so that you start off on the right foot. Everything you need to level up your micing techniques is in here. Let’s Go!
Learn how to approach an actor professionally.
Discover the tools used by sound mixers to wire talent professionally anywhere.
Never get stuck, learn different tricks for different wardrobes.
Different sections for each male and female talent.
Learn multiple places to put a microphone pack on your talent.
- Duration5 Hours
- Skill levelAll levels
I really enjoyed watching this course. It's very detailed and even if I'm practicing since several years I've learned a lot buy listening Thomas. That also confirms that I was already right on some points. It's just a pitty filming is not as great as the speech. The camera is not showing the right angle too many times. That kinda frustrating when Thomas show something on the screen and you can't see it. The same with some tools he shows but are filmed in wide angle. Anyway, that doesn't spoil the masterclass too much and thanks Thomas for sharing so many great techniques. You're an amazing speaker. Respect!
A gift for sound people
I really like this course. It's amazingly useful not only for beginners but also for Pros. I see that Thomas really wants to convey his knowledge and this is rare. Every topic is explained in depth. I would have liked to have this kind of tips, suggestions and ways of behaving when I started this job. I can't find video like this in Europe, and I'm really happy to improve my skills and compare differrent ways to do the same thing. Highly recommended.
Lots of good tips and techniques for audio people at every level. It’s always interesting to see how another professional handles wiring talent. We may use the same or similar gear, but our techniques maybe different. Sometimes a slight change in technique can make a big difference.
I had a great time learning from this class. I come from a film school where most of what I knew before this class was self taught trial and error using moleskin, transpore, and nexcare tapes. It was both affirming and eye opening to me to see the way Thomas used both the tapes I had been using but also the new tools and techniques he used. A lot of his techniques in this class answered questions I had not realized that I had. I would strongly recommend this class to anyone who wants to put a mic on talent. But I would especially recommend it to film students who want to learn more about sound and struggle to find the resources to go into this much detail at their school.
I love this course!! So knowledgeable and Thomas is thoroughly professional. After taking this course, I have greater confidence while wiring talent. Using the methods Thomas proposes in this course will result in a truly positive addition to your work ethic. I highly recommend this course for all who work closely with sound!