Is the Audio-Technica BP4029 the perfect cinéma-vérité microphone?

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In an ideal world I'd have a ninja-class boom operator with me on all of my documentary shoots, but short of that I usually place a wireless lavaliere on my subjects in order to capture the best dialogue possible while providing then with mobility along with the intimacy of a small crew. However, on … [Read more...]

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

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In Part 1 of this series we covered eight fundamental concepts of sound for documentary. In our next post we will move closer to the practical, nitty gritty matters of sound for documentary, however, before we do, I want to briefly get into what sound is. We are going to focus on just some of basics … [Read more...]

Sound for documentary, Part 1: Eight fundamental concepts

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Between widespread access to affordable camcorders and the rising ubiquity of mobile phones with good video cameras, along with the ascendancy of YouTube as a major media diffusion platform, it’s never been easier to produce and share documentary videos. Across the board, however, sound is the … [Read more...]

provocative.objects: the extradition (Fri., Nov. 12, 2010)

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You are cordially invited to attend provocative.objects: the extradition, a cybersurreal exhibition + event on Friday, November 12th at MassArt in the Patricia Doran Gallery. The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and end around 10 p.m., after which we'll gather at a local watering … [Read more...]