CHAPTER 10 Audio for Video

Just as you should preplan camera angles for a shoot, you should preplan mic types and positioning. Carefully plan cable runs and connections, and scout every location to determine if it will cause undesirable noise from air conditioners, trains, traffic, or other uncontrollable sounds that will end up being recorded.

Douglas Spotted Eagle, Grammy Award–Winning Producer

Historically, audio has been slighted in the world of television. Most manufacturers and producers have cared more about the image, relegating audio to an inexpensive, poor-sounding little speaker on television sets. However, if you really want to find out how important audio is to a video production, just turn off the audio and try to follow the story. ...

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