Location Audio Simplified [electronic resource] : Capturing Your Audio... and Your Audience.
- ISBN: 9781317936800 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1317936809 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (246 p.)
- Publisher: New York : Focal Press, 2015.
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|Formatted Contents Note:||
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction to Location Audio; Introduction; Detailing the Professional; What Is Location Audio?; What Makes a Successful Location Audio Operator?; More Than Just Sound; Companion Location Audio Online Course; 2 Choosing and Preparing a Location; Constant Tug-of-War; Choosing a Location; Five Steps for Choosing a Location; Preparing a Location for Recording; How Much Ambience Is Too Much?; Making a Location Move; 3 Location Audio Field Mixer; The Field Mixer; Features of the Field Mixer
Initial Setup Procedure for a Field MixerField Mixer Initial Setup: Four-Channel Field Mixer; Recording a Safety Track; Putting It All Together; Tying into the Camera; Connecting a Shotgun Mic; Connecting a Wireless System; Professional Impression; 4 Field Mixer Operating Techniques; My Guarantee to You!; Operating and Monitoring Techniques; Task #1-Assigning/Panning; Task #2-Dialing In; Task #3-Monitoring Function; Task #4-Listening; Task #5-Shooting; Room Tone Is a Must!; 5 Shotgun Microphones; There Is No Other!; Shotgun Microphones: Characteristics and Groups
Group 1: Hyper-Cardioid MicrophonesGroup 2: Short Shotgun Microphones; Group 3: Medium Shotgun Microphones; Group 4: Shotgun Microphones; Pick-up Pattern Width; Powering a Shotgun Mic; Low-Cut Filter on a Shotgun; Axis and Lobeing; One Final Thought; 6 How to Boom; A Booming Introduction; Prepping and Wrapping the Boom Pole; Operating the Boom Pole; Static and Motion Booming; One-Hand Booming; Never Pass Through the Axis!; Booming the Sweet Spot; Scooping; Booming Quick List; 7 Lavalier Microphones; The Lavalier; Lavalier Basics; When to Use Lavalier Microphones; Lavalier Design Types
Applying a LavalierExposed Micing Technique; Hidden Micing Techniques; Lavalier Techniques: Micing on the Head; Hiding a Top-Loaded Lavalier; 8 Wireless Systems; Wireless Introduction; Wireless Basics; Setting Up a Wireless System; Calibrating the Receiver to a Field Mixer; Calibrating the Receiver to a Video Camera; Wireless Hop; 9 Video Cameras; Video Cameras; Common Video Camera Functions; Camera Calibration; The VJ Attenuator; Direct Microphone Input; Professional Field Mixer Input; Always Check Your First Recording!; Consumer and Professional Line Level; Label Video Tapes?
10 DSLR CamerasDSLR Cameras; This Not a Cop-Out!; The DSLR Camera Mic; Onboard Camera Mic Setup; Keeping in Sync; 11 The Field Recorder; The Field Recorder; Thanks DSLRs!; Portable Digital Audio Recorders; Calibrating Your Mixer to a Portable Field Recorder; The Future of the Field Recorder; 12 The Interview; The Interview; Who's Decision Is It?; Here's How You'll Conduct the Interview Process; The Long Overdue Meeting; Nonverbal Communication; Be Prepared; Conclusion; 13 Add-Ons; Handheld Microphone; Microphone Flasher; Wireless Monitoring; Must-Have Accessories; Happy Recordings!; Index
From the basics of using camera, handheld, lavalier, and shotgun microphones to camera calibration and mixer set-ups, Location Audio Simplified unlocks the secrets to clean and clear broadcast quality audio no matter what challenges you face. Author Dean Miles applies his twenty-plus years of experience as a professional location operator to teach the skills, techniques, tips, and secrets needed to produce high-quality production sound on location. Humorous and thoroughly practical, the book covers a wide array of topics, such as:* location selection* field mixing* boo.
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