O'Reilly logo

Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies by John Carucci

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

10

Making the Most of Audio Capture

In This Chapter

arrow Surviving the built-in microphone

arrow Using microphones effectively

arrow Getting effective audio from a variety of subjects

arrow Adding sound effects

The so-called symbiotic relationship between audio and video quality remains nothing more than a concept unless you take the proper steps with each and — for this chapter’s purpose — those steps focus on capturing audio. Of course, that covers a pretty wide swath.

Sometimes it’s as simple as being cognizant of ambient noise on the scene, or perhaps, using a specific microphone technique. Other times, it’s about plugging a cable between the camera and a soundboard at an event to reproduce the most clear audio signal in your movie. Whatever reason, a perfect sound recording puts the cherry on the cake.

To satisfy your craving, in this chapter I examine the concept of location recording (when you shoot your movie at a place that is not a soundstage or studio).

Recording Sound on the Scene

It seems ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required