Do you need to purchase audio equipment? Sometimes renting your gear is the way to go, but sometimes it’s not. Audio professor Jeff Jacoby breaks down the decision to buy or rent and explains why you can save some money by considering your needs more closely. Jeff also offers a few tips on developing good relations with a rental house.
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- Welcome to Capturing Audio for Video,…tips and techniques.…In this movie, let's talk about what gear you should…consider renting, and what you might want to own.…The question of what to buy comes up a lot with my students,…and I tell them to buy what they need,…when they need it.…Assuming you live or are shooting somewhere that…has a professional rental house, and most cities do,…rent everything until you really need to own something.…This saves a fortune in cash, of course, and it also keeps…the gear you're using current.…
Here's an important tip:…if you're fortunate enough to be shooting for a client…with a budget, then charge them for the gear you rent,…plus a small profit.…You should make money on the rental.…It's a proper and expected practice to do so.…Of course, if you have a budget, you should really be…hiring a sound professional, and they'll take care…of the gear for you.…That's always the best way to go on all fronts.…If you do plan to rent, however, a good first step is…to establish a relationship with a rental house.…
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.