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How to capture dialogue for a narrative film
Recording clean audio is just as important to your narrative production as capturing well-composed video. In this article, we'll cover how to record professional-sounding dialogue for your narrative production.
How to Use a Mixing Board
What do you do when you have more mics than inputs on your camera? It’s simple, get a mixer. A mixer will allow you...
What I learned from trying to fix my audio in post
Coming to terms with the reality that your audio is either subpar or unusable is never a good experience, but also a necessary one....
Location Sound Recording: How to Cut through the Noise
When working on a tight budget web series, or a low budget film, there is no money — or time — to re-record audio....
11 ways to combat wind noise
The best wind noise reduction is achieved at the time of recording by using every tool in your arsenal; everything afterward will always be...
Graphic EQ: How to Use a Graphic Equalizer
Being able to correct issues in post-production that were created in the field will not only make you a stronger producer, but will also...
Delays, Echoes and Chorus
What is delay?Â In its most literal definition delay is just what it implies, slowing down a signal so it arrives later than the original....
Why and How to Add Natural Audio for a More Polished...
Natural sounds, or nats, are the ambient sounds that exist in and around the focal points of your recording. Grasping the subtleties and importance...
Sound design: How sound helps tell your visual stories
Every scene in a film has carefully crafted sound design to represent what is going on. They represent the scene's location and the actions of characters.
The fundamentals of audio editing for video
Having a wide set of skills is a must in today’s production environment. One cannot simply expect to get by on a single main...
Church Video Production
How to Plan a Production (Free for Non-Members) Planning is vital to the success of any production. Without a plan, your video likely won’t succeed...
Film sound design: Constructing narrative through sound
Sound design constructs the auditory landscape of production, including everything from dialogue to music to natural noises.
What is a boom operator’s role in video production?
Operating at the core of their films' sound department, boom operators play a critical role, often making or breaking audio recordings.
The Wilhelm scream: The origin of cinema’s decades-old inside joke
Though having been used for decades in cinema, many aspiring videographers don't know the origins of the Wilhelm scream.
Everything you need to know about ADR for video
ADR is a common process is filmmaking. So, what in ADR, and is it a "magic bullet" for post-production video editors?
What’s phantom power and how can you use it?
Phantom power is one of the methods professional videographers use to supply power to their condenser microphones.
Frequency response explained
The term "frequency response" is quite common in the audio space, but admittedly it will take some explaining to those new to it.
What’s the difference between a flanger and a phaser?
If you are trying to choose between a flanger or phaser when mixing audio, you first need to understand what they are and how pros use them.
Choosing the right mic: A guide to microphone selection
There is no hiding the fact that, at first, microphone selection is daunting. This article helps you make faster and smarter mic selections.
Sound editing vs. sound mixing: What’s the difference?
Sound editing is the vehicle that moves a project's audio from the production to post-production stage. The main difference between sound editing vs. sound...
What is spatial sound, and how can it impact your content?
A new player in audio has emerged to the delight of anyone looking to enhance their streaming content. It’s called spatial sound. Videographers spend hours...
A comprehensive guide to audio roles in filmmaking
Fillmmaking requires several audio roles that work together to create great, impactful sound that adds to movies and video.
General microphone placement for good audio
Achieving good microphone placement is a surprisingly straightforward process and one grounded in physics and engineering concepts. Technical aspects like the microphone type directly influence the design, sensitivity, sound and directionality.
Everything you need to know about audio for video
When it comes to recording audio for video, there are a number of factors to keep in mind. We're here to cover everything you need to know.
The audio spectrum: understanding EQ and frequency
The audio spectrum describes the functional frequency range of sound. In theory, this does include all sounds in our hearing range and beyond.