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Down to the Wire

Learn to Wire Talent Like the Pros

This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


In today's day and age, social media and technology have improved and increased creativity in our projects, however many have done so while sacrificing the quality of sound.

Do not be the next filmmaker with a great vision to be disappointed with the quality of your production's sound. It is NOT ENOUGH to have great video footage without having quality sound!

Down to the Wire is an interactive eBook that will improve the quality of your production sound by teaching you the tips the pros know. Learn how to use lavaliers in a professional manner, improve your set etiquette skills, and watch video demonstrations of how to wire talent to increase the quality of your audio.

Do NOT be fooled into thinking your camera's internal mic will give you the quality of sound your production deserves. 

So, let's get Down To The Wire and start recording GREAT sound right from the start!

What's New in Version 1.3

Corrected a few video issues


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Customer Reviews

A wonderful resource

I have worked as a production sound mixer for over 40 years and this is the most comprehensive and engaging tutorial I have ever encountered --- this is a must read for anyone working in our industry and having to place lavaliere microphones (and that is just about everyone who needs to record sound for picture in today's world). It is actually so much more and I am surprised by how much I learned from reading this book. For the new person just starting out, there is a wealth of valuable information regarding set etiquette, work ethic and responsibility, lessons which if learned early enough will go a long way towards having a successful career in sound. It's a great read!

Excellent Resource

This book is an excellent resource for any location sound professional. In an industry in which the right way to do something is 'the way that works', learning another professional's perspective is simply invaluable.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and so too are the great videos in this iBook. You'll get to see what Thomas is doing up close, and the very first time on location that one of his tips saves you and allows you to record flawless sound, the book has paid for itself.

Fast Track To Successful Sound

I've been in video production for fourteen years and sound location recording for three of those years. I have largely been self taught regarding sound because i didn't know anybody in my region to apprentice with in order to learn the tricks of the trade. Needless to say I got a few things right but have had my fair share of trial and error moments as well.

Thomas has written--hands down--the best interactive tutorial I have ever read. Down To The Wire can shave years of mistakes off of your career and provide you with valuable techniques you need to know now. You not only read about the techniques, but they are clearly demonstrated in video format as well, so you see exactly how to wire your talent in a variety of situations. This is an indispensable book for those new to sound recording, but I would also venture that even seasoned pros will learn some new tricks as well.

This is the best $29 I have ever spent to advance my career and reputation. I only wish I had this book several years ago at the beginning of my sound career. Before you spend a chunk of change on your next piece of gear, I would recommend purchasing Down To The Wire first. It's a game changer.

Down to the Wire
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  • $29.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Photography
  • Published: Jan 29, 2013
  • Publisher: Video Mantis Inc
  • Seller: Video Mantis Inc
  • Print Length: 180 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.3
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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