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Sound Design for Low & No Budget Films by Patrick Winters

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Chapter 2 Location Sound

How Was That for Sound?

Common Mistakes

Recording sound without headphones. I always say that you wouldn’t shoot picture without looking through the viewfinder, so why would you record sound without listening through headphones? Headphones not only tell you if you are picking up a good dialogue signal, but they also tell you if there are any sounds in the background that are unwanted.

Positioning the microphone too far away from the speaker or sound source. The farther away from the sound source, ...

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