Rycote to hold one-day camera technique workshop

The UK manufacturer of microphone suspension and shockmount systems has announced plans for a workshop to take place at Bristol’s Watershed arts venue on 7 July.
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The UK manufacturer of microphone suspension and shockmount systems has announced plans for a workshop to take place at Bristol’s Watershed arts venue on 7 July.

Entitled ‘Audio for HDSLR Video’, the one-day event is designed to help videographers, film-makers and owners of HDSLR cameras make more of the audio in their videos. Running from 9am to 7pm, the workshop will bring together HDSLR and audio equipment manufacturers, audio engineers, and professional DSLR videomakers together under one roof, visitors an opportunity to make contacts, check out the latest equipment, watch demonstrations of product and techniques, and learn from the experts in a rolling programme of seminars.

Canon and Pink Noise Systems – who are appearing at the event in association with Rycote – will make cameras, microphones, stand-alone audio recorders and mic pre-amplification systems available for hands-on comparison and experimentation. Meanwhile, in the seminar room, Rycote designer Chris Woolf will address a variety of fundamental audio concepts.

Internationally-recognised stills photographers-turned-DSLR filmmakers Dan Chung (pictured, right) and Philip Bloom (centre, facing camera) will share their experiences, while Pink Noise’s John McCrombie will suggest a variety of possible rigs for audio capture with DSRLs.

“We recognise that audio often takes a back seat in video and film productions, however misguided that may be,” said Tim Constable, Rycote’s UK sales manager and one of the main instigators of the event. “Also, many of the new generation of videomakers that are using HDSLR cameras for video have come from photographic disciplines, and have little or no experience of capturing audio for video. Sound tends to get short shrift in these productions, because it’s viewed as something of a ‘black art’. This event aims to redress the balance.”

Entrance to the Watershed and the area containing the equipment manufacturers’ stands will be free on July 7, but seating in the seminar room is limited, so entrance to the seminar area will only be possible with a day ticket costing £30 a head. For more information and to book seminar tickets, call Rycote on 01453 759338, or email sales@rycote.com.




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