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...]

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...]

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...]

Cloud-based Sound Effects Service and Editing Application Soundly Released


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Anyone who has had to deal with sound design in film and video has come across the frustrating task of finding a particular SFX. You may have folders and folders of sounds to search through, and finding it on the cloud is even more problematic. That's where … [Read more...]

PIX-LR Promises To Improve Audio Quality Of External Recorders


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Everyone knows that recording quality audio is half the battle when shooting, and some would even argue it can be more important.  And let's face it, the on board audio on most cameras is less than stellar. So if you can make your sound the best it can be, why not … [Read more...]

Genius Audio Plugin Removes Echo & Reverb

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sound has always been a huge issue when filming on location. Even if you have experts using great equipment, invariably you may still end up shooting something in a location with a lot of echo or reverb. (Update: There's a new video at the end of the article, which … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: The RØDELink Wireless Filmmaker Kit

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RØDE's entry into the wireless microphone category is a very impressive one with the RØDELink Wireless Filmmaker Kit. With an impressive range of over 100 feet before drop outs occur, the RØDELnk Kit is an affordable option for getting on set dialogue thanks to its … [Read more...]

Cornell University Launches World’s Largest Natural Sound Archive


NASA Offers original sounds of space By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're looking for some good sound effects, you can pay for them, you can record your own, or you can go back to school. That's because Cornell University has just put the largest archive of natural sound elements in world, … [Read more...]

DoddleREVIEWS: The Beachtek DXA-SLR ULTRA Audio Adapter


Written by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There are plenty of audio adapter units on the market, including Tamrac, JuicedLink and Beachtek. And some would argue that their favorite is the best of the bunch. I honestly don't know what would be the the best. But I can tell you this, if there is a … [Read more...]

Sony Announces Sound Design Tour With Frank Serafine


Sound Advice Tour to hit 33 Cities By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've already talked about Directing Motion with Vince LaForet, and also shooting with light and angle with Shane Hurlbut's Illumination Tour. But what about sound design? Well, Sony has your back with a new Sound Advice Tour, … [Read more...]