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

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