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.
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...
Understanding and applying signal flow is one of your best tools to increase productivity and avoid stumbling blocks.
The physical aspects of signal flow determine the flow of sound and its connections all the way from its source, capture, processing and output. In a recording situation, this would be the sound source — for example spoken voice into a microphone. The sound is converted into an electrical...
The Comprehensive Guide to Recording and Editing Your Own Sound Effects
To this day, I still think that audio for video is one of the coolest aspects of audio engineering that I’ve had the chance to study and practice. On one side, you have the end product and expectation of reality that watching a scene or movie conveys. On the...
How to Use a Wireless Lav
Lavaliers are the go-to microphone when requiring a localized, portable and hands-free solution when miking your talent. Lavaliers are primarily used with dialogue, where headsets or handhelds are usually used by singers for reasons of quality and proximity. Types of lav Most lavaliers are omnidirectional and offer consistent capture even when...
The Hierarchy of Recording Good Audio
Choosing your recording space is the place to start. If your acoustics are lacking, then everything down the line will suffer. A good microphone in a bad room is just that; you will have a great recording of a terrible space and a wasted opportunity. Video Projects You can choose one:...
Cutting Through the Noise: Overcoming the Challenges of Location Sound
When working on a tight budget web series, or a low budget film, there is no money — or time — to re-record audio. You have to get it right the first time, in the field. This article will help you overcome noisy obstacles and capture high quality audio...
See the H8ful Eight in Glorious 70mm Panavision
What is the key to capturing good quality audio? Is it about having the right equipment? Or is it about closely controlling your environment, and eliminating all those annoying background buzzing noises? Mark Ulano has worked on more than 120 films in a career spanning 40 years. In 1997...
Wireless lav mic transmitter and receiver
The freedom to roam, the quality of wired and no monthly fees! You can have it all with the right wireless mic system.
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