Although film is often described as a visual medium, this descriptor overlooks the combinatorial power of movies as a storytelling medium. At its most effective, film is a synthesis of many moving elements, both auditory and visual, which create something meaningful beyond the sum of their parts.
Visual effects specialists Rampant Design Tools have added to their growing lineup of products with the release of Music for Editors Volume 1 and Volume 2, two new volumes of royalty free music for video producers. Music for Editors first two releases focus on positive motivational tracks, though upcoming releases will include rock, pop, dance and other music genres.
Using a boom mic may sound like a simple job, but the truth is, it’s a lot harder than it looks. It takes focus, stamina and a little technical know how to get it right. We show you the right way to use a boom mic, including set up, operating techniques, positioning, choosing the right mic for the job and achieving audio perspective.
Cute kitten videos are popular on the web, no doubt about that. Team one up with a firefighter and a GoPro and you've got video magic happening. Watch how a simple video with good use of sound can be great when this firefighter wearing a GoPro camera rescues a kitten.
Adding great audio to your video is an easy way to raise your production value. Foley sound brings details into your mix to make your video sound more professional. We show you how to create footsteps, clothing rustle, breathing, and unique barn door sounds. With some ordinary items as props, you can create some extraordinary sound for your next project.
Many of Videomaker’s forum members use the Zoom H2 in their productions with great success, but now their will be pleased to know that Zoom will be introducing a new addition to their portable recorders, the Zoom H6.
Whether it's Star Trek sound effects, Star Wars sound effects or the many others you hear in the movies and on TV, making sci-fi sound effects is a fun, creative process that everyone should try at least once.