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...
Step by Step Guide to DIY Voice Over
Do you record a lot of voice overs or vocals? If so keep reading! Create a Voice Booth Having a flexible space allows you to configure and arrange your booth to suit your needs. Voice overs and other methods of vocal capturing utilize similar techniques when it comes to setup and...
Don’t Forget the Sound Effects
If I were to sum up sound effects into a single word, that would be “control”. They are an extension of the same control and craft that allows filmmakers to best tell their story. To that end, sound plays a huge and important part of that story. A sound effect...
Choosing the right music--whether you’re playing DJ around your friends, or doing something more serious like working on a video for a client-- can be a hard choice. Our tastes in music are subjective and sometimes difficult to explain. People might like a song or artist for a variety...
Spacial Audio for Spherical Video Workflow
When people ask what’s most important when making a video, we start off by saying the word audio. Audio can decide whether or not your project is successful. Audio is what drives a scene and draws audiences in. In the last year, a large new development for online video...
The Great and Powerful Nats
Natural sounds, or nats, are the ambient sounds that exist in and around the focal points of your recording. Grasping the subtleties and importance of nats is a key component to bringing out the best in your audio and potentially getting yourself out of some tricky situations. Nats for sync Clapboard The...
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...
We define diegetic and non-diegetic elements and demonstrate how they can be used to convey complex cinematic ideas. Learn to better control the emotional and intellectual response of your audience by understanding the mechanisms behind it.
Sound dampening panels with 360 speakers
Depending on your point of view, I’ve either been lucky enough to travel and live in a lot of different places, or I’ve had to deal with the inconvenience of moving — a lot! Since I’ve always been involved with some form of media — be it music or...