Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 50: Send Audio To Audition, Pt 2


By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) Here is part 2 of my Premiere Pro tutorial on sending audio to Audition. The second way to do so is more advanced as it will send all the audio in your sequence to Audition, and allow you to work in a non-destructive way in the ‘Multitrack Editor,’ which allows … [Read more...]

Sound 101: Six Sound Tips To Record Better Audio Now

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By Julian Grant (doddleNEWS) Good sound matters. It beats good picture when shooting a dialogue heavy scene or film. Unless you have access to post dubbing stages for ADR (automated dialogue replacement) - you will be stuck with what you shot LIVE on the floor. In order to up your content game, … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 47: Adaptive Noise Reduction, Pt 2

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By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) I continue my discussion on Adaptive Noise Reduction in this Premiere Pro tutorial. Here is part 1.   Bearing in mind that natural audio will probably have some level of noise in it anyway, you need to decide at what level that noise is acceptable, … [Read more...]

Music Licensing Platforms Artlist and Music Vine Get Updates


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Over the past year, there's been an explosion in music licensing platforms for filmmakers. The goal has been to streamline the entire process, and to make finding and licensing music very simple and intuitive. Two of those platforms, Artlist (formerly Art-List) … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 45: Audio Noise Reduction and Order of Effects

Order of Effects

By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) So far in our recent Premiere Pro tutorials, we have looked at sweetening our sound with the Parametric Equalizer, and then compressing our signal with the Tube-modeled Compressor. But what if we have noisy audio? Is there a way to deal with that? The simple … [Read more...]

On Set Sound – Part 6

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Getting good sound requires both shotgun and lavalier mics. While a shotgun mic is a preferred way of getting dialogue, you may find the need to use lavs as well. Recording with Lavaliers Lavs are generally best used for non-fiction filmmaking like news, … [Read more...]

On Set Sound – Part 5

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Getting good sound is difficult. The previous 4 parts in this series were all about letting you know why it’s hard to get good sound on set and how to minimize getting bad sound, even if it means not shooting in the perfect location. Now that you know what to … [Read more...]

On Set Sound – Part 4


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A lot of low-to-no budget films record to camera which is fine if you really can't afford high end sound systems. I'd really just like to take the time to point out why this really should be your last resort for recording sound on set. What you really want is sync … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 40: Understanding Audio Compression

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By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) In following tutorials I’m going to be talking about tools in Premiere Pro and Audition that allow us to compress the audio range of a clip or a track. So, what is audio compression and why do we need it? To best explain this, I have recorded some audio that … [Read more...]

On Set Sound – Part 3


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Location, location, location. One of the biggest mistakes I see made on first time productions is location scouting, for everything from set decoration to cinematography and sound. Not that the locations are not well picked for what the film requires (if you want … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 39: The Parametric Equalizer, Pt 3

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By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) We continue our tutorial on the Parametric Equalizer in Premiere Pro CC 2017. Click here for part 1 and part 2. Q/Width With the Parametric Equalizer, what is even more impressive is that you can directly affect how taut or slack the rubber-band effect is by … [Read more...]

On Set Sound – Part 2


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the key things about sound for production is choosing the right mics. There are several good brands for microphones like Audio-Technica or Sennheiser. Even better, recording technology hasn’t really changed too much over the years, so a good mic today will … [Read more...]

On Set Sound – Part 1

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have a habit of going off to the lesser touched aspects of film that are really really important. Most of this because I never really went to film school and learned a lot the hard way-- by massively screwing the pooch (not to be confused with screwing the … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 38: The Parametric Equalizer, Pt 2

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By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) In this Premiere Pro CC 2017 tutorial, I continue discussing the Parametric Equalizer (click here for part 1). So, looking at the UI for the Parametric Equalizer we see we have 7 dots on a blue line. These dots - L, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and H represent various … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 37: Parametric Equalizer, Pt 1

Applying Track Based Parametic Equalizer

By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) As mentioned in previous posts in our ongoing Premiere Pro tutorial series, audio effects can be applied to both individual clips as well as to complete audio tracks such that every clip on that audio track has the same effect at the same levels applied to it. So, … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 36: Updated Audio Effects In Creative Cloud 2017

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By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) One of the bug-bears for Premiere Pro users over the years has been the poor user interfaces for the various audio effects available for both clip- and track-based audio. While the tools themselves have been okay, a lot of us have chosen to abandon Premiere Pro when … [Read more...]