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Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, 4th Edition by Jay Rose

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CHAPTER 7

Production Mic Technique

 

fig6_1 ROSE’S RULES

You can fake almost any other aspect of the track, and undo or change it if you’re not happy with the result. But bad dialog recordings are forever.

You can write, direct, shoot, edit, create graphics, and mix the whole project all by yourself, all in your own sweet time, and create a solo tour de force.

But unless you’re in a position to pay full attention to sound at the shoot, you’ll need someone else.

No part of production seems to cause more trouble for self-taught producers than dialog recording. If you don’t believe me, listen to almost any amateur video on YouTube. You’ll hear ...

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