Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Dealing with wind noise, part of Video Production Techniques: Location Audio Recording.
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I love shooting on location, because it's a…cheap and easy way to add some production value.…You find a beautiful scene like the one…behind me, and you just hit the Record button.…However, I wish that was all there was to the story.…Unfortunately, there are many challenges that come along…with the location shooting, chief among them is audio.…When it comes to audio, you have to…deal with problems such as airplanes driving by.…People making noise in the background.…And the biggest audio headache I think you have to worry about is wind noise.…
Fortunately, there are some simple tools and techniques that can help…us deal with wind noise from mild all the way to extreme.…So I want to go over what just some of those tools are.…First off, a wind foam.…A wind foam is a simple little piece of foam, probably came with the camera…that you ordered when you bought it,…probably comes with any microphone that you bought.…But it's just like it sounds.…It's a simple piece of foam that slips over the microphone.…A wind foam will give you moderate…
recipesfor situations like conference panels, stage shows, and narrative dialog scenes. Anthony also shows you how to set up mixers, wireless mics, and booms, and make sure your camera is correctly set up to capture audio. He wraps up with troubleshooting tips covering a range of issues, from wind noise to echoes, and shows how to fix the problems you can't solve on set in post production.
- Hooking up a mixer
- Selecting the right mic for the job—table, lavalier, or boom
- Using wireless mics
- Hiding mics
- Mic'ing the crowd at an event
- Capturing the action up close
- Matching visual perspective to audio
- Dealing with background noise
- Reducing rumble, wind noise, and hiss in post