Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Techniques and types and microphones, part of Video for Photographers: 1 Filmmaking Essentials.
- As photographers, we use different lenses…for different projects.…The widest lens is never wide enough…for an architectural photographer.…And the longest lens is never long enough…for a sports photographer.…Microphones are the same.…We have different kinds to perform different tasks.…We have, for example, a lavalier mic,…like the one I'm wearing right now,…which will record my voice but very little…of the ambient sound, and nothing behind me.…I also have a boom mic right here,…that is pointed directly to my mouth…so it is recording my voice but almost nothing around it…and definitely nothing behind it.…
We have other devices like a shotgun mic,…very similar to the boom mic,…that we can attach to the hot shoe on our camera.…And because it's pointed directly in front of the lens,…it's recording what's in front of the lens,…and not on the sides or behind.…That's a great microphone to have on the field…if you're shooting by yourself.…An H4n like this has built in mics…which will record all the surround sound.…These are great to record what I like to call sound scapes.…
In this course, Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel helps bridge the gap between photography and film—between still pictures and moving images—by showing what it takes to transition to video. The course covers the most essential video production techniques, from framing and lighting for continuous shots to directing the viewer's attention and incorporating camera movement and sound—Eduardo even provides a brief overview of his post-production workflow. By following along with Eduardo and his team, you'll understand why these concepts are so important and start applying them to your video and hybrid projects right away.
Look for the follow-up course, Video for Photographers 02: Filmmaking On Location, where Eduardo shows how these lessons apply to a real-world shoot. Coming soon to the lynda.com library!
- Understanding the 5 Cs of cinematography
- Choosing the right camera
- Framing for continuous shots
- Lighting techniques
- Using camera movement to enhance your story
- Leading the senses with sound
- Working with different microphones
- Editing and post-production considerations