Someone asked me when the best time to get wild tracks on location sound recording. Wild tracks is quite large meaning for wild lines or sound effects and even ambiences sometimes. So depends on your meaning, so lets break this down:
- Wild lines on screen = straight after the take/s
- Room tone = when you can arrange with the 1st AD but before people pack down lights.
- Off lines or sound effects = depends on time constraints.
Always best to be friends with the 1st AD as they are the gate keeper to unlocking you some time.