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Noise Issues in my Video

I spent a lot of money on 2 Rode NTG-2 microphones because I know the importance of quality sound in film and video production. The audience will forgive poor video before they forgive poor sound. We used the Zoom H4N as our recording device.

No matter how good your equipment is,  you will still inevitably run into noise issues. Filming a movie in Taiwan makes things worst. Temples, advertisement cars, firecrackers and cicadas are but a few of the sound issues that we had to contend  with.

Of course, air/room tone must always be recorded, but you still might end up with too much noise around your dialogue when you boost the levels.

What can you do?

Well you have two options.

  1. Dub the sound by rerecording in studio.
  2. Cleaning the sound up with software such as Audacity- which is the tip I am presenting today.
Thanks Bill  Myers! Hope you also find this helpful.

The In-between

The beauty of the in-between

all-pervasive, but never seen

It’s both here and there

and in the air

yet nowhere at all

that silent call

unspoken truth shouting out loud

pristine clarity doth confound

Only the brave and the true receive its gifts

Deny denial and the veil lifts

Filmmakers of Note

Hello World,

This is my first blog post. In this blog I hope to express things that interest me in the worlds of film, filmmaking,  photography and psychedelics.

I hope that there are others that share my interests and, as such, find the contents of this blog to be stimulating.

If I’m the only one who ever sees this blog, than so be it, I am really writing it for myself. Perhaps by writing it for myself, others are more likely to find it interesting- perhaps not.

For starters, here are a couple of lists.

First, a  list of filmmakers that have greatly influenced me, followed by a wishlist of filmmakers that I wish to study more.

Filmmakers that greatly influence me:

  • David Lynch
  • Roman Polansky
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Darren Aronofsky
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Sophia Coppola
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Joel and Ethan Coen
  • David Cronenberg
  • Richard Linklater
Filmmakers that I wish to study more:
  • Werner Herzog
  • Frederico Fellini
  • Ingmar Bergman
  • Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Lars Von Trier
  • Wong Kar-wai
The above lists by no means represent the entirety of filmmakers that interest me,  just those that come to mind as I write this post.