In outside broadcasting
Outside broadcasting is the electronic field production of television or radio programmes from a mobile remote broadcast television studio. Professional video camera and microphone signals come into the production truck for processing, recording and possibly transmission...
using a remote television crew
Television crew positions are derived from those of film crew, but with several differences.-Pre-production:-Casting Director:-Costume designer:-Director:* Associate Director -Location Manager:-Make-up artist:...
, an A2
is a person responsible for placement and interconnection of audio devices, such as microphones and intercom
An intercom , talkback or doorphone is a stand-alone voice communications system for use within a building or small collection of buildings, functioning independently of the public telephone network. Intercoms are generally mounted permanently in buildings and vehicles...
, from the Television Production truck
Television Production trucks were developed to take television studios on the road so video productions could be made at distant locations for a remote broadcast, outside broadcasting , electronic field production with multiple-camera setup and a support of a number of different technologies to...
to the venue. Typically in larger productions, there are two or more A2s.
The Booth-A2 is responsible for setting up and connecting audio equipment for the on-air-talent in the announcers’
An announcer is a presenter who makes "announcements" in an audio medium or a physical location.-Television and other media:Some announcers work in television production , radio or filmmaking, usually providing narrations, news updates, station identification, or an introduction of a product in...
booth. This equipment includes on-air announcer’s consoles, handheld-microphones and intercom stations. The Booth-A2 will assist the on-air-talent with equipment.
The Field-A2 sets up the effects-microphones, on-air-talent microphones and intercom on the field. In sports television, these microphones are set up to capture the sounds of the game. These microphones are placed on hand-held television cameras, near goals and pointed by microphone-operators. In some sports, such as golf
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, there are so many microphones spread over a large venue; an audio-sub mix is required. The Field-A2 will be responsible for sub mixing microphones back to the production truck.
The RF-A2, sometimes referred to as the Wireless-A2, sets up wireless microphones and wireless intercom. The RF-A2 works with both the Field-A2 and the Booth-A2.
Usually in only the largest productions, there is a Coms-A2 short for Communications-A2. This A2 is responsible for intercom and telephone
The telephone , colloquially referred to as a phone, is a telecommunications device that transmits and receives sounds, usually the human voice. Telephones are a point-to-point communication system whose most basic function is to allow two people separated by large distances to talk to each other...
communications. The Coms-A2 will work with all other A2s to get communications set up.
- A1 (theater)
- A2 (theater)
A2 is an abbreviation for Audio Assistant, Second Audio Assistant, or Second Assistant Audio Engineer. Any of these three terms, or any similar term such as Mic Wrangler, may be used to describe the same set of duties....