Todd Thompson

The hardest thing to maintain on set is almost always capturing quality sound. Even on major productions or when shooting in the field, sound is often problematic, and knowing how to be prepared for reliable sound capture will enhance the quality of your work save you time and money in post-production. This course introduces students to a range of microphones and techniques for troubleshooting in the field and offers a comprehensive introduction to recording quality sound for your productions. 

Who Should Attend: People who want to step up the quality of their film and videoprojects, those interested in sound work, or those working towards their ASoF Digital Video Certificate.

ASOF Certificate: ASOF Digital Film Certificate Core Class

Prerequisites: None necessary. Beginners welcome.

About the instructor: 

Todd Thompson is a sound engineer and professional musician with degrees in Media Production from Florida State University and Recording Arts from the University of Southern California. He has his M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas where he is currently a lecturer of undergraduate audio production classes as well as a freelance mixer of student films. His professional credits include audio work on the recent feature films Hateship/Loveship (dir. Liza Johnson), To the Wonder (dir. Terrence Malick), The Hot Flashes and The Boynton Beach Club (dir. Susan Seidelman). He directed and edited the short documentary “A Lifetime in Repair” which played at the Austin Film Festival and took 1st place in the Graduate Student Assembly Film Showcase at UT. He owns the Austin recording studio Dharma Bomb Studios and is also a singer/songwriter in the the Austin band The Memphis Strange.

Tuition: $200.00

Basic Member Price:$180.00

Deluxe Member Price:$170.00



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