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Down to the Wire

Learn to Wire Talent Like the Pros

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

Production Sound Mixer

A must have for the up and coming sound recordist and veteran alike! This ibook contains valuable tips and ticks that are only learned from an industry professional with veteran experience. In depth discussion of professional etiquette for wiring actors and cast members, techniques on how to be prepared for fast paced shoots, multiple techniques for hiding noise free lavaliere mics on a variety of wardrobe, mic placement and, and overall perspective of how to acquire clean production sound!

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: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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