My location sound class at Chattanooga State Community College has been given the green light, and I’m very much looking forward to it. Dave Porfiri has been working with Chatt State for some time now, developing a film and television technology program to grow the crew base in Chattanooga, and this course is part of that program. It will be a six-week practicum on the practical aspects of location sound, concentrating on things like booming & lav placement… just the basics.
It won’t be the first time I’ve taught a class… I was Instructor Of Record while attending graduate school at the University of South Carolina. That was a long time ago, but the basic concepts remain the same. This course will be different since it concentrates on location sound for film and video, and it’ll be the first that I’ll do all the instructional design. We’ll see how it goes.