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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking by Dan Rahmel

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Good sound production relies on quality equipment much more than technique. A good boom mic can’t be replaced by home-made equipment. No matter how good the sound department, low-grade recording equipment will not reproduce the grade of sound that is expected from a professional film. Despite the fact that the poor sound seems to be the number one technical reason for audience apathy and disapproval, many low-budget productions skimp on the sound department. Most audiences will forgive poor picture quality, poor lighting, cheap sets, and so on if the story is good. However, provide a soundtrack where it’s difficult ...

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