Down to the Wire - Thomas Popp

Down to the Wire

By Thomas Popp

  • Release Date: 2013-01-29
  • Genre: Photography
Score: 5
From 8 Ratings


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!


  • Fantastic tutorial

    By droidrules
    Thomas has made the tutorial that I wish existed when I started recording location sound (25 years ago). As a matter of fact sound mixers of any experience will benefit from Down To The Wire. Anyone recording sound for picture in 2013 needs to know how to competently place lavaliere microphones. Down To The Wire will help you gain that knowledge. I highly recommend this book. Peter Schneider Adjunct Faculty, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Co-Owner, Gotham Sound and Communications, Inc.
  • Excellent Resource

    By drumteacher
    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.
  • A wonderful resource

    By Jeff Wexler, CAS
    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!
  • Production Sound Mixer

    By Audio Rob
    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!