Pop-tarts, Producers, Productions...Oh My!


Last Updated: July 8, 2013 4:51 pm GMT
(Merrifield, Virginia--July 8, 2013) After a successful June 18th event on “Audio: How it can Benefit Your Production” (promoted by Women In Film and Video and Capital Audio Post) the evenings theme should have been “How can Pop-tarts benefit my production!” The answer lay in the 2 hour presentation by a panel of experts from different platforms of audio production and post.

Frank Scheuring talks about the post-production workflow to Women in Film and Video members. Photo credit: Photo by C.Sovek

An enthusiastic group of independent producers and media professionals from the greater DC area enjoyed a presentation geared specifically on “audio” and the benefits of proper planning and early consideration on how important good audio is to the picture. Freelance Producer Ali Felix listed key budgetary points how it’s wise to ‘stick’ to the budget with regard to audio. Ali talked about the importance of how NOT to ‘borrow’ from one line item to help pay for another. Greg Smith, veteran field recordist, explained optimal recording scenarios and how to ‘sound-scout’ while location scouting for your shoots. Greg also discussed how a modest gear investment can yield very good results and expounded on the importance of a single item in his arsenal of audio gear - the one essential item he never leaves home without...a box of Pop-tarts!

Greg Smith explains the value of Poptarts in the field. Photo credit: Photo by C.Sovek

Capital Audio Post co-owners, Frank Scheuring and Chip Sovek, finished up the evening by reinforcing how “good” audio from the field will always provide a good soundtrack and how audio post-production can take your project to a new level. Capital Audio Post is happy to support Women in Film and Video and wishes to thank the volunteers for making the event possible; Melissa Houghton (WIFV Executive Director), Angelica Hill, Annie Schweikert and Gisselle Bermudez. A special thank you is extended to Ali Felix Owner; Catshot Creative and Greg Smith, location sound recordist and American University Instructor for being generous panelists. A possible ‘round 2’ is already being talked about, stay tuned to the WIFV news page for a future date and don’t forget the Pop-tarts.

Capital Audio Post is a unique post facility located at 8315 Lee Highway in Merrifield, Virginia, just outside the Capital Beltway. Services include video editing, sound design, sound mixing, in-studio and ISDN recording, and many other media related services. Please visit us at: http://www.capitalaudiopost.com.


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