Building an Audio Recording Room
While it doesn't seem logical that the ears of your audience would overrule the eyes, it's one of the many mysteries of video production. You can have creative camera work, excellent edits, great graphics and fantastic effects, but if your audio is awful, your viewers will overlook all of...
Microphone Anatomy
Video sound is easy, once you understand how a microphone works. Unfortunately, few take the time. Sound is a very important part of any production, whether you're making a feature-length movie or just a YouTube video. With the wide availability of video cameras - from cell phones to DSLRs...
Now that you've recorded all the various components of your audio track, and have them carefully assembled on your timeline, it's time to add a professional touch. In this segment, we show you how to ensure that your audio is well balanced and free of both low end noise...
In this segment we show you how to prepare a recording booth and choose proper audio equipment. Once you know the ins and outs of recording and editing voice-overs, your narration will be solid and carry as much impact as the rest of your production.
Every shoot is different and while a single camera can work in just about any situation, microphones have more specific roles. Whether it's recording studio microphones with a sound mixer, or a run-n-gun field shoot with no other sound equipment, One-size-fits-all doesn't apply here. It's easy to get bogged...
Sync Sound
We've always advocated the use of external microphones, but not every camera has a mic jack. Even those that do often have noisy inputs and limited audio quality. Today, it's very easy to gather location audio the way the big boys do - with a separate recorder - and...
To host a successful voice-over session, you need to remember that it should be treated like any other production, meaning you must pay attention to preparation, operation, and follow up.
How to Get the Best Audio from HDSLR Cameras
Have you joined the revolution? Many video shooters have switched from traditional camcorders to DSLR still cameras. The reasons are pretty simple. For around $1000, you get a fully functional high definition video camera, interchangeable lens options and super shallow depth of field for a very cinematic look. Plus,...
Audio Tips For Weddings
The happy couple has asked you to shoot their wedding video. It's bad enough figuring out how to shoot something useful during their outdoor nighttime candle-lit ceremony; you don't want to worry about which microphone to use for your audio gathering, right? But, of course, you have to. Even...
10 Common Audio Mistakes
Let's be honest here. We've all botched an audio recording from time to time. It happens. While you can't be ready for every possible situation, you can avoid some of the more obvious problems. This issue, we're reviewing the 10 most common audio mistakes and how to fix them...