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  • Camera Audio Simplified: Location Audio for Camera Operators

    NEW AUDIO BOOK available in the StudentFilmmakers.com Online Store:

    Camera Audio Simplified: Location Audio for Camera Operators

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    158 pages
    Paperback: 9781138185333
    Publisher: Routledge


    Description

    You’ve spent a lot of time learning how to use the features of your video camera to take amazing pictures, but chances are the audio always gives you trouble! Today, with production budgets shrinking, many are being asked to go-it-alone and sound is a frequent pain point that can drag production value down to an amateur level. To achieve great sound to go along with great video, you need to go beyond "automatic" mode and take control – know as much about microphones as you do about lenses with the help of Camera Audio Simplified. Author Dean Miles gives you the skills you need to capture quality location audio with your camera mic, wireless system, lavaliers, and handheld microphones. You’ll get step-by-step guidance to help elevate your sound from amateur to professional – and build your career and video production business.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 - Introduction 01
    Sharing the knowledge 02
    Why is the audio in video production
    So bad so often? 03
    A little about the author 04
    Chapter 2 - The Location 07
    Choosing and Prepping the location 08
    Shot type vs. sound requirements 09
    What do you need to listen for when choosing
    A location that has sound requirements? 16
    When should you implement these listening
    Techniques into your shooting process? 20
    Prepping the location 21
    Common trouble makers 22
    Chapter 3 – sound elements 25
    Sound Elements 26
    Sound Elements you need to capture while shooting 32
    Chapter 4 – video cameras 39
    Common video camera functions 41
    Always check your recordings 51
    Chapter 5 – Camera-mounted mic 53
    Camera-mounted mic 54
    Pick-up pattern diagrams 56
    Bass roll-off 58
    Cancellation ports 59
    Shock mounts and wind suppression 60
    Headphones 63
    Calibrating the camera for a camera-mounted mic 64
    What audio can you record with a camera mic? 68
    Metering 72
    How do you know when you can’t record
    Dialogue with a camera-mounted mic? 74
    Chapter 6 – lavalier mics 77
    Lavalier microphones 78
    Wind 79
    Clothing noise 81
    Hardwired lavalier 82
    Entering someone’s personal space 84
    Lavalier wiring kit 88
    Body micing 89
    Exposed micing – News style 91
    Hidden micing – Button shirts 96
    Hidden micing – Porous fabric 100
    Hidden micing – Skin, chest area 104
    Micing on the head 108
    Hidden micing – Hats, baseball caps 109
    Hidden micing – Glasses 112
    Chapter 7 – Wireless systems 117
    Wireless systems 118
    Wireless basics 120
    RF signal 121
    Calibrating the wireless transmitter 124
    Calibrating the wireless receiver 127
    Chapter 8 – Handheld mics 133
    Dynamic microphones 134
    Setting the input levels when hardwired 136
    Setting the input levels when using a wireless system 137
    Chapter 9 – DSLR cameras 139
    DSLR cameras 140
    The built-in camera mic 143
    Camera-mounted mic set up 145
    Keeping in sync 146
    More books and online courses – there’s just more! 152

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    Last edited by jodymichelle; 05-24-2019, 04:12 PM.
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  • #2
    There is an excellent set of 13 very short videos available FREE on the Audio Technica youtube playlist that cover basic audio for video techniques. I was involved in the production as a writer/consultant, though I do not appear physically in the videos themselves as talent.

    Although Fred Ginsburg is listed here as a "Junior Member", he is a very experienced and award winning soundmixer, one of our contributing authors to the magazine, a member of the Cinema Audio Society, and even has a PhD in (Production Sound)

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...-uAYL9rpnrk2in

    Last edited by FredGinsburg; 06-21-2019, 12:47 PM.
    Fred Ginsburg CAS PhD
    www.FilmTVsound.com
    president, EQE Media & Consulting Group
    Award Winning Production Sound Mixer; member Cinema Audio Society
    Adjunct Professor: Calif State Univ Northridge, Chapman University
    :p AVID Pro Tools PC user

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    • #3
      Thank you Fred, will you do sound for my production?
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      • #4
        Thanks for the offer. Like most professionals, it will depend on: the dates, and the salary.
        Fred Ginsburg CAS PhD
        www.FilmTVsound.com
        president, EQE Media & Consulting Group
        Award Winning Production Sound Mixer; member Cinema Audio Society
        Adjunct Professor: Calif State Univ Northridge, Chapman University
        :p AVID Pro Tools PC user

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        • #5
          Will keep you updated
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          • #6
            Testng a reply to Fred
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