December 27, 2014


Most filmmakers agree that audio is just as important as visuals – so this week I’m sharing some reasons why you should focus on sound – along with some tips at the end.

Sound design is a hugely important part of filmmaking, and yet it’s often the area that low-budget filmmakers struggle with most. Once you understand that sound is important, it is very easy to improve your audio hugely without spending too much money.

Check out this week’s DSLR guide:

If you’re feeling inspired about sound design and would like to learn more, here are some related videos.

These last two are from the ‘SoundWorks Collection’ which is a series I fully support – they come out with a new behind the scenes look at the sound for major films pretty regularly, so it’s worth checking their vimeo page regularly.

SoundWorks Collection – The Sound and Music of The Dark Knight Rises from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

SoundWorks Collection: Gary Hecker – Veteran Foley Artist from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Simon Cade

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.

  • Nguyen Van Hoang Anh

    This is awesome, you’ve done so much for your age. I’m about the same and I’ve just recently started out my path. I’ll be keeping a close look to your Youtube channel because video production does interest me. Continue the great work :D

  • Hey Simon what program do you use to edit your audio?