Sound Mixer (Labor + Gear)

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  • 10 hours
  • 975 US dollars
  • Customer's Place

Service Description

Production Sound Mixers are responsible for the difficult job of ensuring that dialogue and other sounds recorded during filming are suitably clear. Most film sets are challenging environments for Sound Mixers because there are often unwanted noises to deal with, or the required camera shots hamper the placement of microphones. It is sometimes easier to re-record an actor's lines after shooting (post-syncing), but you can avoid the added expense of an ADR session (Automated Dialog Replacement) by capturing good audio the first time while on set. Recording an actor's raw vocal performance during production will help enrich your film, ease the editing process, and often elicit a greater emotional response from your audience. Approximately two weeks before the first day of filming, the Production Sound Mixer must meet with the producer and director to discuss specific requirements including creative intentions (is the sound naturalistic or stylized, etc), technical requirements, and budgetary issues. They also meet with the costume department and visual effects supervisors to discuss the placement of microphones on or around the actors, as well as visit all locations to check for any potential sound problems. When filming begins, the Production Sound Mixer and his/her crew arrive and prepare their equipment at call time. During rehearsals, when the director, director of photography, and actors run through all camera moves and lighting, the Production Sound Mixer and Boom Operator plan where they should place microphones to obtain the best possible sound quality. After each take, Production Sound Mixers check the quality of the sound recording and, if necessary, ask for another take. If music is required in a scene, the Production Sound Mixer will set up the playback equipment and speakers for the actors. An additional Playback Mixer may be needed for this project. This service includes sound recording equipment for two actors in a scene. An added cost of $375 is included with this service package. If you have any questions or if you think your project requires more or less time, please message me for a price quote. Labor is based on a standard production day beginning at the scheduled call time and includes setup, breaks, and wrapping out once all audio files have been transferred and verified. Overtime will be invoiced Net 30 days. See Rate Card for all terms and conditions.

Cancellation Policy

Termination of the shoot within 24 hours of the contracted work date requires 100% of payment due for Labor and Gear Rental. Termination of the shoot within 48 hours of the contracted work date requires 50% of payment due for Labor and Gear Rental. See Rate Card for all terms and conditions.

Contact Details

+1 (914) 400-7771

New York, NY, USA