August 30, 2015
This week we’re looking at sound before and during the shoot. Pre-Production & Production Audio.
In the last 30 weeks, I’ve made a grand total of one video dedicated to sound. Let’s be honest, that’s a pretty good reflection of how much most of us filmmakers care about audio. But that can all change, on project at a time. So in the next two weeks, I will be making a grand total of two videos about sound.
Wouldn’t take a genius to guess what’s coming next week…
THIS WEEK’S DSLR GUIDE:
PART 2 – Post Production:
SOUND GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO:
|BUY US||BUY UK|
|RodeLink Filmmaker Kit||RodeLink Filmmaker Kit|
|Rode VideoMic Pro R||Rode VideoMic Pro R|
|Rode NTG-2||Rode NTG-2|
|Zoom H5 Recorder||Zoom H5 Recorder|
|XLR Cable||XLR Cable|
|Meze 73 Headphones||Meze 73 Headphones|
SOUND IN FILMS:
Challenge 1: Watch this clip (or any clip you can find) and write down every single sound you can hear. You’ll have to pause it and replay it to get them. Headphones might help too.
<NOTE: THERE IS SOME VIOLENCE / BLOOD IN THIS CLIP>
Challenge 2: Watch this clip after turning the sound off. Write down every single sound you’d expect to hear, everything you’d include if you made it. Then watch it again with the sound on, and note down which things you missed. Would you have done it differently?
You may have noticed that I was using some wooden (yes, real wood) headphones in this episode. Meze sent me the 73 Classics to give them a try, and I have to say I’m impressed. The sound quality is pretty accurate, they don’t add loads of bass like others. Obviously they don’t replace a good set of studio monitors, but I’ve been using them for listening to music as well as for monitoring sound on set, and I’ve been pleased with both.
rather than taking an idea and ‘making it our own’ can we establish that no ideas belong to anyone? lets be more native american. — Simon Cade (@DSLRguidance) August 25, 2015
Filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide. Since I was making my first film age 11, I have always been fascinated by the way films are produced, and the effect it can have on the audience.