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Audio

No matter what size your venue or how large your budget, the principles of audio are built on the same foundation. From the basics of terminology to mixing a full band, you will discover practical audio techniques from industry professionals through captivating video notebooks. So whether your just getting or started or you're a causal operator, you will gain the necessary knowledge you need to feel like an expert.

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Getting Started with Audio

  • This notebook begins with the basics, providing an understanding of terminology, proper system set-up and creating your first mix.

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Understanding Equalizers

  • Learn the different applications of equalization, from controlling system feedback to enhancing the overall colours and tones of your mix.

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Understanding Microphones

  • Selecting the right mic is the first step to capturing great sound. Review commonly used microphones and the unique characteristics they provide.

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Mic'ing a Band

  • Mic'ing a band is a practice that may vary with personal preference, style and instrument. This notebook provides a general overview of how to mic a typical rock band.

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Audio Technician Etiquette

  • In this notebook we take a look beyond the technical skills and into the attitude and character of the sound operator. However often overlooked, this is as essential as mastering the tech side.

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Audio Signal Flow

  • Continuing the conversation about generating sound, this notebook expands on cable connection, gain structure and console control.

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Audio Dynamics

  • In this notebook we’ll dive into compression and gating and learn how to gain dynamic control of your mix. Addressing real, live stage issues, like peaks in audio levels and ambient bleed from different sources into your microphones.

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Mic'ing a Presenter

  • Often in the production world we’re not only dealing with bands, quite often the keynote speaker, be it a pastor or a speaker at a corporate event is the main attraction. While many will use a conventional handheld microphone, the majority will want to be hands free and use a lapel or lavaliere mic, or a low profile headset. In this chapter we will look at the proper use of these options.

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Video

This series of notebooks explains the principles of video projection from introductory lessons to complex camera operation and system integration. Each notebook is broken down into chapters, allowing the creation of custom playlists of favourited videos, making it easy to share with your team.

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Getting Started with Video Projection

  • This notebook starts from the beginning, offering basic understanding of lumens, pixel count and selecting the right resolution.

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Understanding Video Cables

  • Cables can sometimes be a frustrating reality of the production world. However, with a little bit of knowledge we can set ourselves up for success in choosing the correct cable for each application.

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Getting Started with Live Streaming

  • Whether it's a church service, conference or live event, live streaming is becoming more and more available, accessible and expected. This notebook starts from the beginning, giving the knowledge you need to feel like an expert and ask the right questions in order to get the results you need.

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Basics of Camera Operation

  • Whether you new to the world of camera's or if you've figured things out on your own, this notebook is a fantastic guide to increase your knowledge and performance level when operating cameras in a live video situation. Watch as Darrick simplifies industry terminology and provides the pathway to shooting like a pro!

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Lighting

From dimmers to DMX, conventional fixtures to intelligent lighting, it can feel overwhelming at times. The growing library of video notebooks offers lessons from experts in the field. From creating a simple lighting wash to designing a full concert experience users can access each video where it’s needed, when it’s needed.

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Getting Started with Conventional Lighting

  • This notebook starts from the beginning, providing the basic understanding of terminology, typical fixtures and standard lighting techniques.

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Lighting a Subject

  • In this notebook we take a deeper look at the ideal fixtures used to light a subject on a stage. We’ll learn about the various control attributes associated with each fixture and how to best deploy them.

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Lighting a Stage

  • Building on the principles we learned in, Lighting a Subject, we expand our scope to learn how to properly light a stage, once again using three-point lighting techniques while also looking at zone lighting and stage terminology.

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