1. Make sure you have rele


1. Make sure you have releases from all the performers or that the producer who has hired you has releases from all the performers.

2. Check with the sound guy. They’re usually easy to work with, but busy. He can probably free up a plug for you, but will rarely have the right cable to work with, so make sure you have a variety of cables and adapters with you.

3. Ask the sound guy if he’s recording a CD of the performance. He can usually make a copy for you, then you don’t have to worry about sound, assuming he’s good at his job.

4. I rarely record the performance from the sound board to one of the cameras. I record to a digital recorder and mix it in post.

Good luck.

Let me know if you have any other questions.



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