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Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Richard Harrington

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9. Recording Sound

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An often-repeated mantra in the film industry states that “audio is half the picture.” Think about it this way: Although you might be able to tell a compelling story in pictures alone, audio gives your story a voice. The idea is that viewers expect great sound; without it they’ll stop paying attention. Then this is easy, right? Just press Record. Well, when it comes to audio, nothing is that simple.

Although the final audio for a project is often crafted during the editing stage, you should never underestimate the importance of capturing good audio in the field. If you record your audio at an improper volume, it can have distortion. ...

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