The Magic Switches on your Microphone. Ever wondered what those switches on your microphone do and how to use them to improve your recordings. In the below video I give my impressions on the switches you find on most microphones, not all however some there are some damn pesky mic’s around.
I go through some settings on the Zoom F4 in the above video and discuss how to get extra time on set through saving battery. The method may be slightly different but can also apply to the Zoom F8. The key themes are: Set your phantom power to 24 volts if your microphone is compatible. […]
A simple way to stop the Zoom from falling out the sides or top of the official zoom mixing bag. This is mostly applicable to the F4 but could be used with an F8 too. Requirements: 2 Hairbands, commonly found on the floor in the bathroom, in a house with a woman living there. Just […]
Working in post production can be great, however, you usually end up spending most your time fixing other people’s mistakes, the other day I came across what I now jokingly call square wave files. Below is what happens when a video editor tries to do an ADR Session. Distortion can occur for various reasons, however […]
During a search for photos for my previous post, I came across a photo that made me shudder. Look within the red circle, this woman is holding a shotgun microphone with her hand. Whats disturbing is that this technique (if you can even call it a technique) is highly susceptible to introduce what is known […]
So here is my first article for my new series of blog posts ‘Tips and Tricks’ although I am still new to the film industry, my experience working in sound, (studio, music & live) is quite extensive so whether I am sharing brand new knowledge or things I have learnt over the past 7 years […]