Light bounces. So does sound. Videomakers can reflect or absorb light for creative effect. Same with sound. Reflected light, if not controlled, can destroy a scene. Likewise, reflected sound. Most videomakers spend lots of time fine-tuning their lighting. Not so their acoustics. This benign neglect sabotages the overall quality of your...
Lavalier microphones offer a convenient method of recording speech with a high degree of audio quality. They're used extensively in TV news and public affairs programs to mike people sitting or standing still. Lavalier microphones are visible onscreen, appearing as tie clips, maing them inappropriate for dramatic work. Lavalier mikes...
Many video viewers wouldn't recognize jump cut or bad edit if it bit them on the bottom. Everybody, however, notices bad audio. They might not know that it is, but they know that something is definitely wrong. For this reason, videomakers should always edit with their ears before editing with...
When you're all alone, flying by the seat of your pants, you'll usually combine all audio jobs into one audio person. Or maybe it's sound editor. Or sound recordist. Or recording engineer, post-production mixing supervisor, mixer, sound effects editor, or sound designer. On a big-budget production, each of these jobs would...
Crossing your fingers and hoping for the best from a camcorder's build-in mike sometimes works. But exploring the proper use of an external micropone can lead to consistent audio success! Camcorder enthusiasts pay plenty of attention to the optical and imaging systems that produce the video picture, rattling off...
Tools and Techniques for the Sound of Success Concentrating exclusively on the video portion of your videomaking, ignoring the audio, is like believing that a car's front wheels are more important than those at the rear. But in almost every audio/video association, it's as if the audio is the passed-over junior...
Good videomakers know how to divide their undivided attention to videomaker whenever location sound enters the picture. Try this experiment: Turn on your TV, button the volume all the way down. Watch for 15 minutes, switching channels to try out a variety of programs. Get a sense of how well...
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