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Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, 4th Edition by Jay Rose

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Section III

PRODUCTION SOUND

 

Enough theory and planning. Here’s where we get to practical realities.

This section is about production:

Chapter 6 discusses how to choose the right kind of microphone, and how to deal with location acoustics. It’s slightly technical, but it’s definitely real-world. The concepts in this chapter are as important and necessary as pointing a light or focusing a lens. Get them right, and you’ve got a good chance of getting a great track.

Chapter 7 teaches the techniques of production sound. There are long sections on holding and manipulating a boom mic, where and how to hide a body mic, and how to get the best results from a wireless rig. It won’t turn you into a professional sound recordist overnight, but it does ...

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