Audio: How To Get Good Audio For Your Film

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“Some say sound is the most important aspect of a film.” “You can get away with bad visuals but not bad audio.” “Sound is seventy percent of the film, even more.” All these quotes are completely true, you can get away with a visual slip every now and then but bad audio completely screams amateur. If the tutorial video below was recorded on the microphone on my phone,  your value of the video and the advice would be greatly reduced.   In another IndieTips.com video tutorial, we delve deep into the world of how to get good audio for your film. There is a forewarning to contents and advice given in the video; you’re going to have to spend money to get good results. I know right? The cheek of it! But that’s the

There is a forewarning to contents and advice given in the video; you’re going to have to spend money to get good results. I know right? The cheek of it! But that’s the reality of it, you really can’t cheap out on audio.

Here are the products that were listed in the video. They’re cheap in comparison to high end professional tools, but they do lay towards the end of the mid range on the quality spectrum.


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Lewis McGregor is an aspiring filmmaker, photographer and online content creator from Wales.

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  • VJ

    This is amazing. Subscribing to your emails and YouTube! Such brilliant approach to explaining complex concepts in the most digestible way. Bravo!

  • Great video.

    thank you for pointing out the importance of a good preamp.

    It’s just not enough, to run a microphone into a Tascam/Zoom etc recorder and expect to get professional sounding audio.

    especially when you shoot a short film, which mostly consists of highly dynamic dialog and original audio.

    I’m really tired of this ‘300$/€/£ audio gear setups’, that won’t deliver good audio quality.

    • Thanks, Chris. Yep, and it was a lesson I unfortunately had to learn halfway through a shoot!

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  • 500cuts

    Great info!

    side note: Looks like there may be some typos in your text intro. The quotes are correct in the video, but not in the text of the post. (audio/visuals swapped, missing the word “sound”)

    • Thank you, buddy.

      I’m still in the process of cleaning up all of these old articles and expanding them. This needs a good workover.