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…
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…
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:
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