from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/session/field-production-and-mixing/
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Field Production and Mixing – 2 sessions
June 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Field Production and Mixing – 2 sessions: Held on alternating Fridays.
In the first session – We’ll discuss how to prepare for basic field recordings using NPR standard reporter kits. You’ll learn how to select and use the appropriate microphone for different environments. We will talk about how to engage with the public and how to record them in the field as well as how to gather sound for storytelling and how to protect your equipment in the field. Finally, participants will record sound for a 60 second postcard (A self-narrated segment) that tells a distinct story. Afterwards they will create a clipboard that highlights their best interviews and sounds. This session happens in nearly all weather conditions.
During the second session – We’ll listen to and discuss the results of our field recordings and talk about the principles of sound mixing in MTE; which includes, leveling, use of ambient sound and organizing sessions. Finally, participants will mix their postcards and share the results.
This session is meant for radio reporters, producers, and editors who understand the basics of MTE, NewsFlex, writing tape & copy and/or news spots.