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Ben Edwards
New Rough Guide to recording video location sound - comments please
on Aug 5, 2011 at 11:42:49 am

Hi,

I have been writing a beginners guide to sound. As well as helping people get started it also aims to ensure people realise the importance of sound and having a good sound recordist. I am not a sound engineer but have written it with the help from some I know. Would be good if people could have a look and let me know what you think (I probably got at least one thing wrong). I am going to add more pictures and it is still in draft form but hopefully nearly there.

It is at http://www.icontactvideo.org/rough-guide-to-location-sound-recording

Here is the first paragraph to give you an idea:

"It is easy to get carried away with the visual side of filmmaking and let sound take second place; this is a big mistake. Generally sound is as important as picture and sometimes even more so. While picture can grab us emotionally it remains detached and outside the body. Sound by its very nature can be subtle and subconscious or even felt physically. It gets inside you, vibrates you and grabs you emotionally from within. It is almost impossible to be totally immersed and feel something is truly real with images alone, but shut your eyes and listen to a high quality sound design and you will feel that you are actually there."

Regards,
Ben

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Ben Edwards - Freelance Filmmaker
http://www.funkytwig.com


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Andrew Rendell
Re: New Rough Guide to recording video location sound - comments please
on Aug 6, 2011 at 10:07:51 pm

A bit of nit-picking pedantry:

Spelling - under "Holding Microphones" you mention Hage Supports - do you mean Hague?

Prices - tricky one as prices are a bit volatile, but I noticed that you put an approximate price of £120 for a Rode Blimp as I've been looking at buying one and they're typically around the £155 + VAT mark at the moment.

I like the link to B&H Introductory Guide to Portable Field Mixers, so I wonder if it would be good to have more links to places where a reader can find more technical information... maybe...


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Ty Ford
Re: New Rough Guide to recording video location sound - comments please
on Aug 7, 2011 at 2:05:13 pm

Ben,

Perhaps you will find this helpful.

http://web.mac.com/tyreeford/Site/Ty_Ford_Audio_Bootcamp_Field_Guide.html

Regards,

Ty Ford
Audio Forum Leader

Cow Audio Forum Leader
Want better production audio?: Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide


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