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Behind the Lens by Jay Holben

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5.2Bring the Noise: Tips for Better Audio Production Recording

For those that know me, seeing that I’m writing an article on production sound would be quite amusing. In my early filmmaking days, I was notorious for making silent films so that I didn’t have to deal with sound. Later, I made an infinite number of sound mistakes before I started getting it right. Coming up through the camera side of filmmaking, sound was never my forte. Cameramen and sound mixers have a kind of natural animosity between them; a bit like cats and dogs. We get along, we can even be best friends, but a lot of times we end up circling each other with our haunches up and trying to stay out of each other’s way.

With that in mind, I spent some time researching and learning ...

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