Oftentimes videomakers don’t put as much focus on sound as on the visuals when they work on their projects. It might be that working with sound is not as exciting as working with images. However, sound is important, as we all know. The good thing is that most video editing programs include easy to use tools that will quickly make your sound good (or at least much better). Continue reading 5 easy ways to make your videos sound better
For years, the Zoom H4 has been the workhorse audio recorder on my film and video productions. As good as it is, it is an older model, and so I decided to see what the current portable recorders have to offer. Here is my review of three popular recorders from Zoom and Tascam. Continue reading Portable Audio Recorders for Filmmakers
Today, I am testing out a small run-and-gun audio set-up for doing two-person interviews using one camera and two wireless lav mics. Normally, to do that kind of an audio set-up, you would need a mixer to plug the two mics into. Then you would send the mixed audio from the two mics to a recorder or camera. This requires a second person Continue reading My Interview Setup with two Wireless Mics and GH4 – One-person crew
Today, I am testing out and directly comparing three directional microphones for film and video production. Continue reading Shotgun Mic Shootout
Here is my new favorite shotgun mic for film work. It’s the Rode NTG 4+. Continue reading Best Indie Film Audio Setup with Rode NTG 4+ Shotgun Mic
Today, I test out nine of the most popular and requested headphones under $200. I test them out with different people so I can tell you which ones sound the best for casual music listening PLUS which pair I would chose for professional sound/music production. Continue reading Ultimate Headphone Showdown – which sound the best!
If you do things traditional way, you can easily spend a lot of money recording sound on a film. But if you apply a few simple methods, you can get professional film sound on almost any budget. The methods described here are what we have used on our short films. Continue reading How To Get Professional Film Sound – Low-budget Way