The Microphone of Choice
From handheld to boom, wired to wireless, and battery operated to phantom powered, there's a plethora of mics available, how do you know which mic is the right mic for you? Videomaker readers know the best way to capture professional audio is with an external microphone. Committing to...
In our Tips & Tricks segment, John shows how to record sound effects on location.
Jennifer has a couple quick guerilla audio tips for recording voice tracks.
Recording Sound Effects
Movies with true organic sounds, imagined futuristic electronic audio, and even the everyday noises around us, aren't complete without good sound effects. The spacecraft has crashed into a swamp and as Luke and his droid inspect their new environment, a landscape of sounds surrounds them. Strange noises come from everywhere....
Sound Advice
In the early years of your education, being a good listener meant not disrupting the classroom. In video production, it's all about disruptions - the good ones and the bad ones. Most people have two functioning ears with reasonable hearing. Further, they can tell the difference between "good sound" and...
Brian / Charlie * TIP: Audio Slate * QUESTION: Limited location for action subjects * QUESTION: Vidcasting - announce 4-part series 1. Planning - freq, bandwidth ...
Shoot it Right We couldn't help but notice the photograph illustrating the article "48 Hour Film Challenge" in the Aug 05 issue. The soundperson is shown carrying a RoboPole mic boompole (which we manufactured) and he has sloppily wrapped the cable around the pole barberpole style. Wrong!!! The cable exiting...
Surround on the Cheap - Part 2
Last month, we made the pitch for upgrading to surround sound. This month, we'll take raw materials and craft them into a complete DVD sound environment. 5.1-channel sound is a brave audio new world for the video producer, but the results can take your projects to a whole new...
Surround on the Cheap - Part 1
There are many techniques to creating proper surround sound projects, but you don't have to invest your mortgage on a full-blown sound system to achieve them. As home theater equipment gets better and cheaper, more and more viewers expect their video soundtracks to jump from multiple speakers. The built-in TV...
Recording a good voice over is one of the most basic skills in the world of video. We're talking about the ability to make good, clean recordings of the spoken word. You may have some of the best camera work, special effects, titles and graphics in your videos, but...
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