Chapter 20
The Quiet Earth: Gathering Sound
In This Chapter
• Recording location sound
• Single-system and double-system sync sound recording
• Analog versus digital audio recording
• Types of microphones used in film
• Ambient and wild sounds
Of all the technical aspects in filmmaking, sound is the one most likely to be taken for granted. After all, novice filmmakers are often advised to watch films with the sound turned off so that they can concentrate on the visuals. So film is a visual medium, right? Well, yes and no. Film is a combination of visual and audio information that the audience experiences over the course of time. When the audience sits down to watch a film, their eyes and ears are engaged. Sound makes the film experience more complete ...

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