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.
- Duration5 Hours
- Skill levelAll levels
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!
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!