Sound for Documentary, Part 2: What is it and why is it so important?

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What are the basics we need to understand as documentary media makers in order to become better sound recordists, editors, and designers? To put it in one sentence, sound is vibrations in air that touch us. I believe the intimacy of touch has something to do with why there’s such a strong connection between our emotions and sound.

Sound for documentary, Part 1: Eight fundamental concepts

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The first in a series of posts presenting practical techniques and a guide to the tools for recording and editing sound for video documentary that will help you improve your work whether you are a beginning or intermediate video documentary maker.

Practical Sound Recording and Editing Techniques For Better Video

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Here are some resources associated with my session, “Practical Sound Recording and Editing Techniques For Better Video” recently given at the 4th Annual New Media Expo held in Las Vegas. Presentation Slides Here’s a copy of my presentation slides, available in two flavors. Sound-Better-Video-4NME.pdf A PDF of the presentation slides (34MB). Sound-Better-Video-4NME-Notes.pdf A PDF of […]