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SOUND PRODUCTION FOR THE VISUAL MEDIA

11.1  INTRODUCTION

Most of what has been covered in this book deals with audio-only material, such as a disc-jockeyed show or a radio newscast. Frequently, however, audio is used in conjunction with visual media—a TV production, a music video, a talk show, an animated cartoon, a dramatic movie, a video game, a documentary, and so on.

To some extent, dealing with audio joined with visuals is no different than dealing with audio alone. Microphones used for a TV game show have the same directionality and construction options as those used for a radio interview. The audio board used to record a television cooking show has many of the same controls as one used by a disc jockey. If the video is shot outside ...

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