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The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques by Janie L. Geyen, Barry Andersson

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Chapter 7:

Sound on Location

“Sound is never noticed unless it’s bad.” Recording good sound on location is essential for any filmmaker. Working with DSLR cameras is totally different than working with traditional video cameras. They are much more like film cameras: the best option may be to record audio on a separate device and skip recording audio directly into the camera.

The Role of Sound

We have come a long way in terms of both technology and workflow since the addition of sound to movies. Yet one thing that has remained constant is the level of difficulty in capturing great audio. It’s a tricky process because of all the various factors can’t be easily controlled, whether you are shooting on a closed set or on location. Getting good audio ...

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