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music notationMakeMusic Finale for Film Composers

Many film scores are presently being created one hundred percent digitally, meaning there are no real instruments utilized in the score's creation- only virtual instruments. There are a number of reasons for this shift, but they all essentially boil down to money and time. Live music costs money: a film utilizing professional musicians and instruments must pay for these musicians as well as their studio time. Live music takes time and effort: organizing studio time, tailoring music to fit musicians' abilities, rescheduling sessions if there are any unnoticed flaws in a recording, etc. And here again, time is money, so we're back to our original point.

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Stereo vs. Mono Video MicrophoneStereo vs. Mono Video Microphone:
Which Is Right For You?

Today's DSLR and mirrorless cameras are capable of taking high resolution video. Unfortunately, the microphones built into these cameras are woefully inadequate, and there is little question that the audio quality can't keep pace with the video. A simple way to upgrade your audio is with an external microphone. First, you'll want to make sure that your camera has an external microphone jack. This jack is typically an 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini-plug and will usually be marked as "MIC" on the camera.

When shopping for a microphone you'll notice there are basically two types: monaural (often shortened as "mono") which has one audio track, and stereo which has two...

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Mammoth Lakes Film FestivalMammoth Lakes Film Festival is the premier festival dedicated to discovering and supporting the next generation of filmmakers. We showcase work of emerging, innovative filmmakers against the backdrop of California's ruggedly beautiful Eastern Sierra. Industry professionals provide mentoring and support, and relationships and collaborations are actively promoted and nurtured. In 2017 MLFF screened over 70 films with over 90 filmmakers in attendance, and $60,000 USD in cash and prizes awarded. Filmmakers invited to screen at MLFF will receive travel stipends, housing, and festival passes to enjoy themselves during their stay.

Using a Lavaliere

The Sound Shark amplifies sound by focusing sound energy onto a single point. This allows the Sound Shark to zero in on your subject while rejecting unwanted ambient noise. Conversations can be recorded from 30+ feet and a Sound Shark located up to 6 feet in front of your subject can provide audio equivalent to a lavaliere worn by the speaker.

* Highly Compatible
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