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Location Sound Recording (Weekend)

Location Sound Recording (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Edward Lucas


This course will introduce participants to location sound recording practice. The techniques and concepts learned will be fundamental to participants working in film and mixed media, seeking to improve their experience and understanding in sound.

During the course, participants will be given a practical overview to a range of microphones and recorders, many of which can be cheaply and readily available. This will include a bit of time making recordings outdoors in the surrounding area and experimenting with the range of equipment that will be to hand. There will be a brief introduction towards audio post-production and working with video, though the main focus of this session will be on location work.

Topics covered

  • Looking at digital recorders, professional microphones and digital audio

Students will gain a solid understanding of location recording and practical experience handling equipment.

Who should take this course

Anyone working in film and art looking to improve their sound recording work.

Level: Intermediate

Entry requirements

It is desirable to have an understanding of film and video work and post-production, although this is not strictly necessary.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Edward Lucas is a recording and mixing engineer, and works in audio post production for film and video. He teaches in the film, video, and sound department at Central St Martins, working with students from a range of art and design disciplines. He is also a musician playing in improvised music ensembles at home and internationally.
Edward co-runs the Earshots concert series and label for improvised music and field recordings. A label still in its infancy, more information can be found at


Please bring to the first session:

  • USB key or hard drive to save media

Students can bring their own sound recorders for advice on their use.

Available dates