The eyes and ears of your documentary work are the camera and microphone. To make your work with each accomplished, you will need to understand their basic principles and techniques, and prepare for your first experiences of directing participants. A measure of inside knowledge will help you enjoy your work and make you an enjoyable and reassuring colleague.






Sound is the neglected step-sister in film, yet it is so important to drama of all kinds that I have placed it first among production concerns. The eye sees, but the ear imagines.1 Well-designed film sound creates its own emotively loaded reality, and even though the audience may not consciously be aware of this, it greatly affects ...

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