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Audio for filmmaking and video production – How to plan for your first audio setup on a film set

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Audio For Filmmaking and Video Production

This is Part #1 of Audio for filmmaking – pre production and planning.

My multiple years of teaching film and video taught me that most of the student filmmakers never do any planning when it comes to sound. They showed up on the video shoot without any preparation. The sound guy will be the last person on the shoot. Students got excellent footage but the audio will be unusable. We spent hours with the post production team. Students focussed and made sure every shot was impeccable. I was appalled to find out that headphones was not on the list . I have heard noises range from wind, white noise, static, fire alarms, house alarms, beeping alarms, to of course airport and warehouse issues.

Audio for Filmmaking and video production guides you through the steps of what a sound person needs to accomplish before one gets on the film set.Its always a good idea that one spends at-least a few days in advance going through the script and make detailed notes about audio. News stories is the only time audience will be okay with bad audio but otherwise my advise will be do location scouting prior to the shoot. The way you will lock down a location for camera use the same amount and planning when comes to audio .Few tips and tricks that you need to follow before you capture sound on the film and the video production.

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