When you are on location, where it is for a location scout or production, it is a good idea to have an extra audio recorder on hand. This is where your mobile device comes in. In this movie, author Richard Harrington describes the benefits of using your smartphone with a microphone adapter and an app like the Zoom Handy Recorder to record audio.
- While your phone likely has…an ability to record audio,…it's not necessarily a full featured recorder.…I love the ability to record on-site,…sometimes it's for inspirational purposes…to capture the sounds of an environment,…maybe I'm going to use that later in a project,…or it might just be notes,…as I walk around doing a location scout.…It's often easier to just record my notes,…than it is to stop and type them.…Plus, sometimes I'll do essays, where I take photos,…and combine them with audio from an interview.…Well, fortunately, there's a lot of…different ways to pull this off,…I want to show you one of my favorite apps,…it's from a company called Zoom.…
Zoom actually makes a series of…dedicated hardware recorders that many people use,…but they also have microphones that can be plugged into…and use their own software, let me show you.…Let's open up the Handy Recorder app from Zoom,…and I'll allow it to access the microphone.…You'll see by default,…that it's using the built-in mic on your device,…but there's a wealth of devices that you could attach.…
In this course, photographer, video producer, and educator Rich Harrington takes you on a tour of the kinds of apps that can streamline photo and video projects of all kinds. Review different iOS and Android apps to simplify your entire production, from planning shoots remotely to recording audio on set.
- Location scouting virtually
- Annotating photos during location scouting
- Creating storyboards
- Slating camera takes
- Recording audio on location
- Forecasting the weather
- Understanding the position of the sun, moon, and stars