Giving is a very important concept throughout the world and year ‘round, and this time of year especially, many people seem to be in the gift giving mood. So, here’s a few items that you might not have realized make a great fit for your favorite videographer.
From time to time, you may need to record audio at live events like concerts, plays or similar stage productions. When those occasions arise, it helps to have a working knowledge of microphone and recording techniques to help get the best recording for your video creation.
Try watching any movie with the sound off and suddenly there’s nothing. The importance of sound that a microphone provides can’t be underestimated, especially now that producing video or recording music or voice is no longer the province of just the movie director or sound professional.
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.
One of the best ways to improve the quality of your video is to improve your audio. That means choosing and using the right mic. If you can afford a host of microphones, fill your gear bag to the brim with them and use whichever mic makes the most sense on the set. But what if you could only have one? Which mic makes the best all-around, multi-purpose utility tool for producers?
Not all microphones are created equal. Where a dynamic handheld mic shines, a shotgun mic might fall short. No matter what type of video you're producing, hearing how mics perform with different placements can help you choose the right mic for the job. We test several types of mics including shotgun, dynamic handheld, and lavalier to illustrate the sound difference.