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Sound Training for AP's and DP's

This sound course is specifically designed for DP's, AP's and self-shooters. It is a practical hands-on training which steers clear of sound theory and concentrates on how to acquire the best sound possible in difficult conditions. It is aimed at those with no previous sound training and those who wish to refresh their skills. Producers have noticed a marked increase in the quality of sound and fewer hours spent fixing problems from previous shoots as a result of placing their people on this course making it really cost effective in the long run (see testimonial).

Teams for a shoot usually come together at the last minute and as such the course can be delivered in-house using the equipment they will be using saving on travel, accommodation and time. Given the last minute nature of some projects I am happy to deliver this course at short notice where possible.


As series producer of the second series of Channel 5's Big Body Squad, I was keen to tackle some of the sound recording issues we had encountered in the first series. Due to the nature of the series, most filming scenarios would not have allowed for a full crew, even if we had had the budget for one, which we didn't, so our AP's had to look after sound recording for us. Filming inside ambulances and busy hospitals poses challenges for even the most experienced sound recordist, though, so to help the AP's capture the best sound possible, I asked Dorothy to come in and give them a recording master class based on her years of extensive location experience. The time and money spent on this paid massive dividends on the ground, as the AP's were far more confident about getting the right sound and working with the self shooting PD's to achieve that, in the edit, where more material was useable, and in the dub, where less time had to be spent on the mix than in series 1. I would always now want Dorothy in for a day to supplement any basic technical training AP's or other members of the team may have had - even the, very experienced, PD's commented that they had learned a lot from their time with her. Her massive experience, warm personality, skills as a trainer and deep understanding of her subject all come together to help all of the team understand the task ahead of them and give them the skills and confidence to tackle that task more successfully than they would have otherwise been able to. Jo Scott - Series producer Big Body Squad

Dorothy is a fantastic trainer and her sound course was incredibly useful. She created a really relaxed and friendly environment to learn in and tailored the contents of her course to suit the situation. I felt like I could ask any question, no matter how basic, and got lots of practical, hands-on experience. I would highly recommend her as a trainer. Jenna Lane AP BBC

I have known Dorothy for longer than we both would want to admit. We worked together as an ob doc team on many programmes for the BBC and she is especially good with nervous participants and sensitive situations. Most recently Dorothy has trained two researchers for me to record sound for a long running BBC series following farmers lives in Scotland. In a one day course she gave them the skills and confidence to work in the field in very challenging situations and deliver broadcast quality sound. Dorothy is a born teacher, she is a real people person and brings enthusiasm and professionalism in a abundance to any teaching or filming job she is doing. Either as a trainer or as a recordist I have no compunction in unreservedly recommending Dorothy. She is a consummate professional who brings that elusive vital spark to anything she does. George Cathro Series Producer BBC

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