How to Wire Talent Masterclass
Originally called, RF Mic Clinic, 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 positive and comfortable wiring experience for both the talent and 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.
This seminar was recorded lived with an audience and has been broken down into easy to follow sections. Students of this course are also able to join the group associated with this course if they have any questions regarding the material in the course.
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 mixing 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.
- Lectures 6
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 5 Hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 54
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
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!
Excellent Workshop for Beginners and Pros
I loved this course! It is jam-packed with valuable knowledge, experience, and expendables. Thomas is such a great person to learn from. I've watch the course three times and still pick up new ideas and techniques. I am so glad that I can watch the classes over and over because I’m always able to pick up something I didn’t know or totally forgot about. Constantly learning in addition to reviewing and refreshing skills and techniques is very important throughout a career. I wish I would have known about this resource when I did my first couple of shoots that required lav mics to be hidden on talent. I would have felt much more confident and the overall results would have come out much improved. Grab some popcorn, a beverage, and be ready to take some notes!
Thomas brings years of experience directly to you in the hands of an iPhone. The knowledge and experienced learned is priceless and this training video has taught me so much about set etiquette and wiring techniques. From the new soundies to veterans, this was definitely refreshing and very helpful! Highly recommend this training to anyone interested in working within the sound department!
Very thorough and well-paced
I am taking this course both as an industry vet that knows he will never stop learning, and as an opportunity to scope out educational material for my up-and-comers. First off, I’ve definitely learned a few new things myself! I had no idea about the lav rod! Thomas uses relatable real-world examples of what the set environment is like for a location sound person, which really helps paint the picture of what to expect when you hit the job site. Highly recommend this course as the intro for any video-media sound person!
Andy J. Miller
A well explained course that is great for novices and experts. There are tons of small details that really add up and can make a huge difference in getting professional sound from lavs. The walk through and explanations were clear. Audience participation shed light on working with other departments to make everyone happy on whatever set/environment you may be in! Strongly recommend, film school never taught me these important notes!