Meeting Report: November 2011 – IU Musical Arts Center Audio Recording & Video Production Workflows

At this, the sixth of the Central Indiana AES’ meetings scheduled for the year which was held on November 10th, 2011 at 6pm, we were privileged to get a behind the scenes look at the audio recording and video production workflows utilized by the critically acclaimed Jacobs School Musical Arts Center.

The meeting was made made possible by Fallon Stillman, Coordinator of Audio Production as well as by IU’s Chair of the Department of Recording Arts, Konrad Strauss, and several wonderfully enthusiastic students from the recording crew and IU AES Student Section, all of whom the Section would like to thank for such a wonderful meeting!

The students walked the Section through their typical duties as members of the recording crew, and then provided a detailed presentation of the setup they are currently using or the opera La Bohème.

Konrad Strauss discussing video workflow. Click for more pictures

Following the comprehensive presentation, students led groups of the Section on tours of the performance hall prior to La Bohème’s first run-out, providing members the opportunity to view microphone positions as well as the video and audio production booths.

Members were provided the opportunity to watch the first act of La Bohème from the hall or the video / audio booths which allowed for ample time to ask questions of production staff.

Those interested are encouraged to view the live stream of La Bohème, November 11 & 12, 2011, at 8pm EDT.

We’d like to thank the several dozen members who made the drive to attend. As always, those with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact us. To stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.