“So this is something that goes back a long ways, and it still holds true. If you want something that’s gonna, you know, be cheap and be really good, it’s gonna take you a long time to do it. If you want something that’s gonna be really fast and really good, that’s gonna cost you a lot of money. And if you want something that’s gonna be, you know, fast and cheap well you’re probably not gettin’ the best quality.”
— Seth Granger
Welcome back to Nothing Shines Like Dirt: Empowering Actors to Create episode 21, our first episode in our First Feature Series. Today’s topic is production sound with location audio expert Seth Granger. We dive into the nuances of sound equipment, negotiating a sound budget, and the unwritten rule of the triangle theory for filmmaking.
The First Feature Series is the journey of making their first feature film. Elise and Lesley give an update on the progress of their feature and how they are going to practice what they preach. Make your own work!
Seth Granger has been a freelance location sound monkey for film, television, and commercials since 1997, but he does not yet feel as old as that sentence sounds. In 2012 he partnered with the awesome and talented folks at Dubway Studios, allowing it to collectively be a one-stop-shop for any audio need - from location to post to live to studio.