SECRETS FOR GREAT FILM SOUND – 6-part series and coaching program starts Oct. 1 + RAFFLE

Learn from the Experts How to Solve Audio Challenges in Recording, Editing and Sound Design

Win Raffle Prizes – TASCAM recorder and iPhone Audio Interface

David Sonnenschein, author “Sound Design”

Ric Viers, author
“The Sound Effects Bible”
and “The Location Sound Bible”


Component 1:

6 Modules of Online Training (12 hours of recordings, anytime viewing):

Module 1 – PREP – Finding Work / Getting Gigs, Analyzing the script, Equipment needed, Director/Producer rap
Module 2 – PRODUCTION – The ABCs of Production Dialogue, Equipment Tips and How to Solve Location Challenges
Module 3 – SOUND DESIGN – How to choose the right sound and why, Applications, Story, Emotion
Module 4 – POST – Dialogue, ADR, Character Development
Module 5 – POST – Sound Effects Recording, Sound Effects Libraries, Foley, Plug-Ins
Module 6 – POST – Music, Mix, Interfacing with the Director/Composer/Editor

Component 2:

Personalized coaching and Q&A (4 one-hour live sessions once a week):

  • You’ll have the opportunity to get personalized feedback on your own work, screening selected participants’ submissions.
  • Live Q&A with David Sonnenschein and Ric Viers
  • The best learning experience available with practical application of the training materials.

Raffle Prizes:


DR-40 - Handheld 4-track Recorder

  • Adjustable Condenser Mics
  • Records to SD/SDHC Media
  • WAV/BWF and MP3 Recording
  • XLR and 1/4″ Combo Inputs
  • Phantom Power
  • USB 2.0 Connector
  • Integrated Speaker
  • 3.5mm Headphone/Line Output
  • Battery, AC, or USB Power

$200 VALUE

More PRIZES – (3) iU2 – iPhone Audio Interface

  • For Mac, Windows and iOS Devices
  • Two Inputs / Four Outputs
  • Delivers 44.1/48 kHz, 16-bit Recording
  • Two XLR Inputs with Phantom Power
  • Two Balanced Line Inputs
  • Instrument-level Input for Guitar & Bass
  • MIDI In and Out
  • S/PDIF Digital Output
  • Onboard A/D Conversion
  • Zero-latency Monitoring

$150 value

We will be raffling the great pieces of equipment to the registrants of this webinar series and will announce the winners on the first day of class. Get lucky!


Fee:  $299

Early Bird discount until Sept. 28:  $249

Sign up HERE 6-7pm PST Oct. 1 – 22, four Mondays


Sign up HERE 9-10am PST Oct. 2 – 23, four Tuesdays

Here’s what happens when you register for Secrets for Great Film Sound:

You can choose between two session times for the live Q&A and participant screenings, Mondays 6-7pm PST or Tuesdays 9-10am PST.  After clicking on the link above, filling in the registration form on Instant Presenter, and making the payment on PayPal, you’ll receive a link to the live webinar meeting room. Please go there about 10 minutes before the first meeting time to check your settings for audio and video, and give a hello in the text chat to the leaders to let us know you’re online.

For both live session registrations, you’ll receive an email with links to the six recorded modules of training materials, which you can watch at any time. We suggest you take notes of any questions you have and bring those to the live Q&A sessions, especially if you have specific application to your own projects.

The  interactive Q&A sessions with David and Ric will be live and spontaneous, but if you send in questions ahead of time to, we’ll answer those first with any prep that might be useful.

If you have a piece of your work that you’d like reviewed (up to 3 min.) during the live sessions, please send your link to Youtube or Vimeo, to, at least 24 hours before the meeting is scheduled.  The first three submissions for each session are guaranteed to be screened, and if there is time after that we will screen more. Take advantage of this interactive coaching, as it is super valuable for all.

If you have already taken a previous Secrets for Great Film Sound complete webinar series and would like to get more coaching, you can register with 50% discount (for $125) by emailing to and request a “repeat discount code.”

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This is what people say about the David and Ric’s classes:

“David’s workshops rock! His mastery of the material is clear from the first lesson. What really sets David’s workshops apart, though, is his gift for teaching, and personal interest in student’s work. He invited me to share a commercial film I was making with the class, and as a result I gained insights that helped me win quick approval of the project from my client.”

Dan McComb, filmmaker, Seattle, WA

“Ric isn’t your typical technical speaker. He’s energetic, funny, and thoughtful. He thinks outside the box and draws on his unique experiences to articulately teach really serious subjects, while never ceasing to entertain.”

Colin Hart, assistant teacher Full Sail University

Sign up HERE Oct. 1-22, Mondays 6-7pm PST


Sign up HERE Oct. 2-23, Tuesdays 9-10am PST
Look forward to hearing from you and thanks so much!

– Ric Viers and David Sonnenschein

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