Sound Utility Technician Panel and Discussion hosted by LA Sound Mixers Group

Utility Sound Technician Panel Discussion and Masterclass

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Learn what it takes to work and thrive as a Utility Sound Technician from some of the most talented and experienced UST’s in our craft. The master class will include hands on training with experienced UST’s.

There are so many details to figure out in this job and these are just some of the topics to be covered…


Lavalier hiding techniques. The bedside manner during the lav process. Dealing with Wardrobe and the glam squad.


How to perform last minute 2nd Boom duties on multicam shots with no rehearsal (The quick checklist on what to look for) Keep the 2nd stick built to match what the Boom Op is currently using.


What does the Transpo Dept cover?

Lift gates: How to properly use a lift gate. Lift gate calls during operation. What to do when something goes wrong. Proper warnings to give people on the truck during operation.


Weekly timecards, Daily Time cards, Weekly Box rental forms and L&D for everyone in the sound department.

Extra Crew Members

Working with Video Assist, Audio and Video Playback. Learning their specific needs and how to anticipate them. Understanding where they fit in the hierarchy and why we want to take care of them.

Organizing Comtek Distribution

Distributing and keeping track of IFB’s for Village. Who else would need a comtek and why? Camera ops to hear dialogue on a long lens, AD’s to monitor dialogue, Director and script supervisor for reference. Producers and production guests as well. Who handles the video village chairs? …Why the PROP DEPARTMENT, of course!

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