Nat sound (natural sound) is missing from too many videos.
Since I posted the
Small Stories Manifesto last week, I’ve been receiving lots of links to videos (thank you!). And I’ve watched many of them.
I immediately realized something crucial was missing from most of the videos. Almost none of the videos included nat sound.
The videos had plenty of other useful elements.
A variety of shots? Check. Beautiful visuals? Check. A delightful song playing in the background? Check.
But nat sound? Absent.
I blame myself. I haven’t emphasized it enough. Scratch that. I haven’t talked about nat sound at all, so it’s time to fix that.
Let’s start with the fundamentals…
Continue reading How to Boost Your Videos with Nat Sound
A voice-over might be the perfect thing to add to your next video, but unfortunately if you’re like a lot of video creators, you won’t use one.
That’s potentially a huge mistake.
Now it’s true that a voice-over isn’t
always a good idea for every video (a reel comes to mind). But here’s the important thing to remember…
Continue reading How to Record a Quality Voice-Over (and Why You Should Do It)
Sometimes we need to prevent a lavalier microphone from appearing in the video frame. This video will show you seven different ways to hide a lavalier mic.
It demonstrates how to hide a mic under clothing, behind ties, under collars, and more.
I hope you find it helpful!
Today I’m answering another common question I’ve received. This one has to do with low-cost audio for video. Here it is:
“What is a good low-cost wireless lavalier microphone for a video beginner?”
There are many, many wireless lavalier microphone options out there, but this video will show you one: the Azden WLX-Pro.
(By the way, I got this video from
the membership library. If you’re not already a member, you’re missing out on lots of great info.) Why Did I Choose This Wireless Lavalier Microphone System?
Choices are hard. There are zillions of options out there. So why did I land on the Azden WLX-Pro system? A few reasons:
Continue reading Lavalier Microphone Comparison
Do you want better audio for your video? This might help…
This video shows the three keys to great audio for video. They are:
In this video I try to boil down audio for video to make it simple to understand and remember.
I pulled this out of the membership library to make it available for everyone to watch. If you’re a member, you may have already seen this.
If you’re not a member, this is an opportunity to see one of the more than 200 videos available to members. If you think this information is helpful and you want more like it,
check out an Izzy Video Membership here.
Which camcorder microphone should you choose? And why not just use the microphone that’s already built into your camera?
Let’s start with this last question —
Continue reading Which Camcorder Microphone Should You Use?