Crew Call: Location Sound Recordist

Website URL Honorablefilm Honorable Film

Mia Bible



  • Chooses what audio equipment to use for that particular project, as well as providing that equipment.
  • Visits the filming locations ahead of time to evaluate any potential sound problems, such as excessive background noise. For example, they evaluate whether there is heavy traffic noise in the area or whether the location is susceptible to high winds.
  • Hires or assembles their team, which usually includes boom operators, sound assistants, and sometimes sound trainees.
  • During film production, the production sound mixer:
  • Records sound for the film on set. This includes all actors’ dialogue during every take, as well as “wild sound,” which means any location sounds that the post-production team would want to use in the film or as reference.
  • Mixes audio in real-time, which means they balance the volume and other sound quality to ensure the audio will work for the final product.
  • Evaluates the quality of the audio after every take and asks for retakes as needed.
    Sets up and takes down all sound equipment.

LOGLINE: Summer of 1964, a fractured brotherhood hangs in the balance.

Two months after he denounces the Nation of Islam and nine months before he’s assassinated, Malcolm X Shabazz has a chance encounter with his estranged mentee and brother Muhammad Ali in the heart of Ghana.

Will they reconcile a forbidden friendship?


Compensation: Credit, Copy and Craft Services

Film Length: 10 minutes
Film Date: July 17-19th
Work Locations: 2 locations

2 day shoot | (17-18) 19th is reserved for potential pickup shots | Weekend afternoon + evenings required.


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