Audio For Film

by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
From its 4K video capabilities and 4-track audio recording to its flip-out color LCD for selfie-style movies and optional app-based remote control, the Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder is a powerful tool for content creators, indie filmmakers, and musicians who need to keep their production setup small and portable. As the successor to the Q8, it provides multiple upgrades in form and function while maintaining the compactness and
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
Housed in an ultra-compact and water-resistant form factor for reliable use on set, the Sound Devices A20-Mini is not only a high-performance digital wireless bodypack transmitter with full remote control via a companion mobile app, but also a distortion-free, 32-bit float / 48 kHz audio recorder with 64GB internal storage. As a transmitter, it is compatible with existing A10 digital wireless systems, and it boasts a wide 10
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A.B. Belinfanti takes a look at Sennheiser's second-generation MKE 400 on-camera supercardioid shotgun microphone. Whether you’re a videographer or content creator, using a camera or smartphone, this versatile shotgun mic is made for on-the-go filming! Watch the video, then learn more in this article on 
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
A slew of new audio-for-video products, including lavaliers, camera-mount mics, and mobile kits, Sennheiser’s latest releases are made to give content creators the tools they need to capture great sound no matter what they shoot with, easily and reliably. Since Sennheiser is renowned for its high-quality professional microphones and wireless systems, this new gear is undeniably good news for vloggers, YouTubers, mobile videographers, and more. At the core of the new Sennheiser lineup
by Rosie Record ·Posted
Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Star Wars; you can probably hum the theme song to all of these films. John Williams is the master of composing iconic and memorable themes that transcend time. Gladiator, Inception, Interstellar, The Dark Knight; Hans Zimmer's themes are immediately recognizable and stunning. Themes are an incredibly powerful tool in film. They can add another dimension of emotion, meaning, and interconnectedness to the story and characters if executed properly. This synergy creates an enhanced experience while the audience
by Rosie Record ·Posted
What is childhood? Now hum it. Most people wouldn’t know where to start, perhaps their mind would flicker to memories of nighttime lullabies or morning cartoons, but this is the kind of challenge film composers face daily. Logically, a good starting point would be a rudimentary happy or sad, then build from there. Happy is generally more upbeat, lighter instruments like guitar or piano, while sad is usually slower, deep-sounding instruments like the cello. But what does nostalgia sound like? Most things in life are not binary, happy or sad,
by Rosie Record ·Posted
Imagine audience members nestled in their seats, popcorn in hand, the lights dim, and music fills the theater. Goosebumps cover their skin as they feel... excitement, dread, happiness? They’re feeling what was expertly crafted after months of planning, meetings, discussions, first, second, third attempts, notes, revisions, editing, tweaking, etc. Scores are true labors of love. They can take on a life of their own and breathe soul into a film, or they can distract the audience and detract from the film. Close your eyes and think of the music
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Sound Devices has released the 888 Portable Production Mixer-Recorder. Small enough to fit in a bag and powerful enough for full productions, the 888 can handle 16 channels, 20 tracks, and 10 buses. When Sound Devices released the 833 Portable Compact Mixer-Recorder, it was an interesting development for the company and