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  • 1. Introduction
    • Audio as afterthought?
  • 2. Overview
    • Being a good listener
    • Mic considerations
    • Mic qualities
  • 3. Being a Good Listener
    • Use the right headphone
      • Circum-aural (around-ear)
  • 4.  
  • 5. Mic Considerations
    • Built-in or External
    • Balance and Impedance
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8. Qualities: Design
    • Shotgun
    • Lavalier
  • 9.  
  • 10. Qualities: Pickup Pattern
    • Omni
    • Cardioid
    • Hyper-cardioid
    • Bi-Directional
  • 11.  
  • 12. Qualities: Situation?
    • Voiceover
    • Wedding
    • Interview
    • On-stage production
  • 13. Qualities: Wireless
    • Pros:
      • Mobility, unobtrusive
    • Con:
      • Cost, loss of power, AC-RF interference
  • 14. Qualities: Frequency Response
    • Flat as possible
  • 15.  
  • 16. Qualities: Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    • Low as you can afford
    • – 60dB OK - 80 dB Great!
  • 17.  
  • 18. Golden Rules
    • Get close
    • Don’t rely on“fixing it in post”
    • Always record sound
    • Plan sound like visuals
  • 19. Resources
    • Videomaker Presents: Sound Success DVD, Basics of Videography DVD
    • The Videomaker Handbook
    • www.videomaker.com: Online microphone buyer’s guide