Recently, a sound design forum that I belong to debated on what the audio levels should be in a film. I, of course, chimed in. I was surprised that there were so many different opinions. The group is a good cross section of the sound design community being made up of amateur, prosumer and professional participants. However, despite this eclectic group, there was no definitive answer. There were some guidelines and a general understanding, but still no definitive answer. So, how do you go about mixing sound to picture? I'm glad you asked!
This installment of our blog series on Basic Audio Techniques for Video provides more solutions for hiding lavalier microphones while rigging talent.
This installment of our blog series on Basic Audio Techniques for Video explains the basics of working with wireless mic systems.
In this installment of our blog series on Basic Audio Techniques for Video we’ll explain how to select the proper handheld mic for filming.
In this installment of our blog series on Basic Audio Techniques for Video we’ll explain how to select the right shotgun microphone for different situations on set.
In this installment of our blog series on Basic Audio Techniques for Video, we’ll explain how to use a boompole.
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