Adventures in Sound Editing

MixerImagine the tape you made of your kids' last camp out. It's got some crickets on the sound track.

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Monitoring the Soundtrack

HeadphonesA cameraman would never judge composition and good lighting based on what he or she hears. Likewise, a soundperson would be a fool to record audio based solely on what they see.

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DIY BoomPole

How does $25 for a boom pole sound? 

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Practice Makes Perfect

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I’m always amazed when I see musicians perform complicated pieces with a look on their face like they don’t have a care in the world. Whether they first chair in an orchestra or play lead guitar for a hair band, they have that simple look of enjoyment as they play their instruments effortlessly.

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Monitoring the Soundtrack - The Boom

Booming00Last month, Fred Ginsburg talked to us about the importance of monitoring the sound track during our shoot. This month, we continue with the special needs of the boom operator.

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A Crash Course For Mixing Sound – Part II

MixerMeters1There’s a reason why your Grandma’s apple pie tastes so much better than the pie you purchase at the grocery store. The reality is that both the store and Grandma have the same ingredients: sugar, flour, apples, etc. Nevertheless, Grandma’s apple pie seems to melt in your mouth, while the store-bought pie seems stale.

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