Chicago Audio Technician: Marlen Hawkins

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You Got the Sh*t


Assistant Audio Technician


Marlen Hawkins

The “Assistant Audio Tech” for this project provided general backup and support to the sound crew.

(WARNING: This film contains adult language and may not be suitable for a younger audience.)

Hi everyone and thanks for joining us here at Exposing the Crew: A Place for Chicago-made Short Films!

You Got the Sh*t is a short film about a man who calls a dealer looking to pick up some good “sh*t”.

Assistant Audio Technician is the title given to this week’s ETC EXPOSED crew member, Marlen Hawkins.

Being an assistant on a production with a small crew size, created an opportunity to assist the production team with any and all sound equipment.  Making sure that the batteries were charged, microphones were working and ready for the day of filming.

Along with assisting with the sound, an assistant would also be required to stop (tactfully) any unwanted noise that is being picked up while on location.  Dealing with these unwanted noises help the filming schedule keep from getting interrupted and stay within the time frame desired (and on budget).

Thank you for watching this week’s “EXPOSED” short film, and reading our new blog Exposing the Crew: A Place for Chicago-made Short Films!

See you next Tuesday!