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Location Sound Recording (Weekend)

Location Sound Recording (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Francisco Mazza


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

Francisco Mazza is a London-based Sound Artist, Sound Designer and Composer. His focus lies at the intersection of modern composition, installation, sound for films and radio art to explore aspects of our listening and the environment around us.

He completed a Master in Sound Arts at London College of Communication in 2016 and has been exhibited and contributed to a wide range of art events, live performances, installation and recently invited to sit on The Ivors Composer Awards (British Composer Awards) for the reviewing judging panel -  Sound Art category 2019.

As a sound designer and composer he has been working collaboratively within the film industry, brands, radio broadcasting and other creative sectors to produce sound projects from recording to post-production. Relevant names of the creative industry include: Resonance FM, BFI, BBC, Serpentine Galleries, Tate Modern, University of the Arts London, Stella McCartney, Digital Maker Collective as well as independent directors and small creative companies.  


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