The question of what audio equipment to bring on your shoot is always an issue. Audio specialist Jeff Jacoby shows you what audio gear should always be in your kit on location, and what gear you may not need every time. Jeff also provides a sample equipment list and some essential tips and tricks to help you figure out what you need.
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- Welcome to Capturing Audio for Video tips and techniques.…In this movie, I'll go over a basic list of equipment…you'll need for recording sound on-location.…This is an area that creates a lot of debate.…You're audio kit is kind of a personal thing.…My goal here is not to provide you…with a professional level set of gear,…but rather to make sure you have a basic kit…that will get you through most situations…you're likely to encounter.…Even when I was doing professional production sound…on a regular basis, I made a list to follow.…
After a few years, I really didn't need it,…but I kept it handy anyway,…and checked it before I packed everything up.…So, make a list.…And here's another tip, gather all your gear video and audio…the day before you shoot,…and lay it all out on the floor or on a big table.…Check to make sure you have everything you need,…this is where an established list is really handy,…and then, pack it up carefully.…Put all the packed cases by the door,…so you can't forget anything, and then, in the morning,…
Capturing Audio for Video demystifies sound capture, offering professional insights from instructor and audio specialist Jeff Jacoby. This installment is centered on practical audio recording tips and techniques. He shows how to scout a location, monitor audio in the field, plan a shot list and sound recordings, and choose the right equipment, whether you need to buy or rent it. These tutorials are easy to follow and apply, fun to watch, and enormously helpful for video producers and directors alike.