Capturing Professional Audio for Video
What You'll Learn
It's been said that "audio is 80% of video." If someone is speaking, the viewer ought to clearly hear what the person on-screen says without noisy distractions. How many times have you watched an online video containing room echo, camera noise, motor noise (like a refrigerator or air conditioner), or environmental sounds? Nothing screams "amateur video" like poor audio. Relying on your camera's built-in microphone will undoubtedly lead to poor, amateurish audio. This course will teach you the "tricks of the trade" in equipment and skills to make your productions sound more professional.
The course will cover:
- Microphone selection, such as lavaliere, headworn, "shotgun" (super cardioid), and handheld
- Microphone pickup patterns (uni, omni, cardioid, hypercardioid, etc.) and rejection
- Dynamic vs. condenser mics
- Pros and cons of wired vs. wireless systems
- Microphone placement on talent
- Capturing room tone to assist in editing
- Controlling breath noises and plosives
- Monitoring using headphones and meters
- Signal headroom, signal-to-noise ratios and running levels
- Bit depths and sampling rates for digital audio
- Digital to analog conversion and digital clipping
- Tricks and tips for taming extraneous noise
Who Should Take This
Anyone who wants to improve the videos they're creating by capturing high-quality sound, including interviews and actor performances.
Presented By Brian Brown
Brian Brown has owned his own full-service video, audio, and motion-graphics production business, BrownCow Productions, since 2004. A "one-man show," he scripts, produces, shoots, and edits all of his own content. He regularly creates video and audio for the web, broadcast television, large events, and in-house corporate training. He also dabbles in composing his own songs. Brian is a daily user of Adobe's Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop applications, as well as Steinberg's Cubase.
BDA Members: $69.00