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Sound is one of the most essential aspects of any video production. Much like cinematography, lighting, and editing, inconsistent sound can distract from your project. Options to capture representative sound vary case-by-case. Lavaliers, also known as lapel microphones, exist solely to make your job easier.
Shot of videographer holding a DIY parabolic mic dish, standing next to a camcorder on a tripod.
It's easier than you think to make your own parabolic microphone. In this tutorial we'll tell you why you need one and to DIY and inexpensive solution.
This article addresses audio transitions from the perspectives of working with short-form video, field recording, corporate sound, and freelance audio.
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.
Star Wars' cantina scene used as an example for diegetic sound
Die-what? [di-a-JE-tic]. Video editors are often mired in the details of their audio production and many of them aren't familiar with the term diegetic.
We have a few tips to help you fix messy audio
Even the most visually appealing video can instantly become amateurish when it is paired with a sub-par audio. Here's how you can fix messy audio.
As modern-day filmmakers, we deal in data. After all, we collect it, corral and manipulate it. Simply put, we are data cowboys/cowgirls. So, what do we use to move this data? In the second decade of the 21st century: cables and connectors. Perhaps in the future we...
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.
The best wind noise reduction is achieved at the time of recording by using every tool in your arsenal; everything afterward will always be a fix, at best. This doesn't mean that you can't come up with creative solutions, because at the end of the day, nature does what...
Good audio quality is just as important as good image quality — maybe even more so. If viewers can’t hear your video properly, they’ll won’t get the full impact of the message you’re trying to convey.In this video we’ll go over how sound works, the basics of audio equipment...

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