sound tips for no/low budget projects
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10/5/2011 10:26:01soundezinerLocation Sound generalIf you can't afford to buy it, rent it.

Location Sound Corp - http://www.locationsound.com/rentals.html
Trew Audio - http://www.trewaudio.com/rentals/
TAI Audio - http://www.taiaudio.com/catalog/rentals.php
Gotham Sound - http://www.gothamsound.com/main.shtml?page=rentals
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10/5/2011 10:31:50soundezinerLocation Sound generalSpending the money to have the right equipment on location is MUCH cheaper than fixing problems in post. GO AHEAD AND PAY the $7 for the additional lavaliere so all voices are on-mic rather than $100's of dollars in post trying to de-noise and de-room that one mic you used that was 10 feet away from talent.
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10/5/2011 10:49:49soundezinerLocation Sound generalIf you really don't have a proper budget for professional audio equipment or personnel, make sure you do all of the following or you are just handicapping yourself further;

* choose quiet environments to shoot in
* keep dialogue lines discreet, don't allow overlapping lines.
* record multiple takes even if the first one is great
* place mic's / shoot your scenes close to talent and not distantly (if you must shoot a wide, arrange it so that the person talking is not facing camera)
* avoid having a scene where talent (or someone off camera) is doing something that creates sound while dialogue is being delivered
* ALWAYS have someone listening to the audio as it is being captured
* check that what audio gear you do have is working before the first day of shooting
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12/28/2013 10:57:58soundezinerMusicsee http://mobygratis.com/ if you don't have a music budget
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