Tuesday 25th August, 2020

Head of Location Sound at the National Film & Television School, Simon Clark has years of experience as a sound recordist, working across documentary and fiction. 

Images are only half the story - and sound is often forgotten about. If you're self-shooting and recording sound, there's a lot to consider in advance and while you're filming.

Simon will lead us through the fundamentals for a low-budget doc shoot, including affordable kit to consider, the dos and don'ts of mic placement, and the key things consider while you're shooting that you'll be grateful for in the edit. 

After the workshop Simon joined us for a Q&A to answer your filmmaking questions. 


Simon Clark is a freelance location sound recordist and Head of Sound Recording at the National Film & Television School.

"I was hooked on the process of recording and reproducing sound from the age of 10 and at age 17 started in sound post-production. I then worked in documentaries for 15 years, travelling around the globe before making the world of location drama my professional home.

I learnt entirely by trial and error at work and that experience has made me a passionate advocate for training within the Film and TV industry.”

Simon’s credits include “The Government Inspector”, “Line of Duty”, “Skins”, “Mad Dogs” and “The (Islamic) State” 

He was BAFTA nominated for “The Promise” and won the 2016 Sound Craft BAFTA for “Wolf Hall” both directed by Peter Kosminsky with whom he has collaborated for 12 years.