The Sound Track

 

 

 

 

Today’s viewers spend millions of dollars on HDTVs and surround sound systems, and expect full, clean sound in everything they watch. Sound, like words and pictures, is another of the symbols that reporters and storytellers use to communicate meaning and to enhance the impact and intrinsic drama of their reports. Other than images, as you have seen, video reporters and storytellers have only one other way to communicate. Herein, we encounter the wisdom of acoustic specialist Ned Hall, about how to isolate and harvest audio—the kind that comprises the other half of the image and that lets us see with our ears.

Ned Hall, Audio-Recording Engineer

The late Ned Hall traveled the world as an audio-recording engineer ...

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