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Our Recommended Audio Equipment

Lesson 9 from: Video Production Essentials: Create, Edit and Post Online​

Philip Ebiner, Sam Shimizu-Jones, Will Carnahan

Our Recommended Audio Equipment

Lesson 9 from: Video Production Essentials: Create, Edit and Post Online​

Philip Ebiner, Sam Shimizu-Jones, Will Carnahan

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Lesson Info

9. Our Recommended Audio Equipment

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1 Introduction

1

Welcome to the Class

02:12
2

What Makes a Great Video

03:17
3

What Type of Video Should You Make

02:47

Chapter 2: Pre-production

4

Come up with a Great Video Ideas

05:05
5

Plan Your Video

03:30
6

The Pre-production Checklist

04:04

Chapter 3 Equipment - Our Suggestions for Getting Started

7

Does Equipment Matter

01:34
8

Our Recommended Cameras

06:00
9

Our Recommended Audio Equipment

04:37
10

Our Recommended Lighting Equipment

01:47
11

Our Recommended Editing Equipment

02:11
12

Our Recommended Drone Equipment

05:35
13

Quiz: Chapter 3

Chapter 4:Cinematography Basics

14

Exposing Your Shots

05:25
15

Compose Your Shots

04:25
16

Filming Yourself

01:09
17

Getting the Right Shot

03:43
18

Choose a Background

02:32
19

My Office Video Setup

02:54
20

Quiz: Chapter 4

Chapter 5: Tips for Shooting with Different Cameras

21

Exposing with DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

06:31
22

Focus with DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

02:35
23

Stabilize Your Shots

02:57
24

Know Your Lenses

03:18
25

Shoot with Your Smartphone

05:10
26

Shoot with Your Webcam

05:49
27

Record Great Screencast Videos

04:20
28

Tips for Better Drone Shots

04:06
29

Types of Drone Shots

01:43
30

Quiz: Chapter 5

Chapter 6: Audio Recording and Microphones

31

Choose the Right Microphone for Your Video

03:14
32

Record Better Audio in Any Environment

01:27
33

How to Use a Lavalier Microphone

02:47
34

How to Use a Shotgun Microphone

00:55
35

How to Record Audio with Your Computer

01:27
36

Quiz: Chapter 6

Chapter 7: Video Lighting

37

Why We Light

01:03
38

Use Natural Light

04:14
39

The 3-point Video Lighting Setup

07:26
40

Quiz: Chapter 7

Chapter 8: Editing Better Videos

41

Intro to Editing

02:15
42

The Post-production Process

07:50
43

Craft a Story with Editing

05:21
44

Improve Your Audio with Editing

06:34
45

Find and Add Music

05:12
46

Design Clean and Professional Titles

03:15
47

Increase Video Engagement with Calls to Action

01:29
48

Quiz: Chapter 8

Chapter 9: Get More Views - Publishing Your Video Online

49

Export the Best Quality Video for Online

02:54
50

Tips for Posting Online

05:28
51

Grow Your Youtube Channel

04:41
52

Quiz: Chapter 9

Chapter 10: Case Studies: Real-world Filmmaking

53

Case Study - Corporate Promo Videos with Ghirardelli Chocolate

08:54
54

Case Study - Event Videography with Major Lazer

08:39
55

Case Study - Documentary Films with Phil

14:24
56

Case Study - Shooting By Yourself

15:32
57

Case Study - Wedding Videography

08:37
58

Case Study - Phil's Livestream Setup

04:23

Chapter 11: Conclusion

59

Thank You

00:59

Final Quiz

60

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Our Recommended Audio Equipment

Let's talk about our microphone and audio recording recommendations first though, we have to understand why using better audio equipment is so important and it comes down to the fact that audio is just as important as our video, as our visuals while getting great visuals is important. It's often easier when you're watching a video to forgive someone who has subpart video, but it's harder to do. So when they have bad audio, you just can't make it through that video. So to get better audio, you usually have to use an external microphone, the built in microphones of most modern cameras, especially the smaller DSLR cameras. The handy cams, if you have one of those or our smartphones, just don't pick up that grade of audio. So now we know that getting good audio is important. And there's a couple of ways to do that. One is with an external microphone that you purchase. And another thing to think about is just the environment where you shoot, if you're shooting in a quiet environment. Yeah, ...

you can get great audio with the internal microphone of your DSLR camera or your smartphone. Here's an example of recording in a quiet room with the smartphone's internal microphone sounds pretty good. But recording audio with the internal microphone of your smartphone won't sound great when you're in a loud location but a lot of us will want to purchase a microphone to get that better audio. And here are some of our recommendations. And don't worry if you don't know exactly what these different types of microphones are or how to use them. That's okay. We're going to be covering exactly how to use and get great audio in a future section. Now let's go through our recommended microphones and audio recording equipment. First cavaliers, cavaliers or lapel microphones are great for interviews or talking head videos. The ones that we recommend are the Sennheiser G three wireless set or the road link wireless set. We can also recommend the rode smart law for those of you who are shooting with a smartphone. Now these are all wireless options but you can get a wired option if you have a tighter budget. Next our shotgun microphones or boom microphones and these are also great for talking head videos or for more professional narrative films. They do pick up a little bit higher quality than the lava layer microphone. The shotgun microphones that we recommend are the Rode NT G three and the rode NT G two. Also the Sennheiser Emmy 66 with the K six module or the Sennheiser MK E 600 for a cheaper option. If you're looking for an onboard shotgun microphone that plugs into your DSLR, check out the road Video Mic Pro or the Sennheiser MK E 400. So you have your Lecavalier or your shotgun microphone but your camera might not have an option to plug those microphones into it. So you need an external audio recording device. The ones that we recommend are the zoom, H four N H five N and H six N. The H four N is sort of a gold standard and it's the cheapest option and I love that thing. Task cam also makes a recorder called the task cam D. R 40. If you're looking for a recorder that actually plugs directly into your DSLR The task and er 60 d. is a great option. Now you might be saying Phil this is adding up. So if you do want a budget option, you can use your smartphone to record audio. You can download an audio recording app for pretty much any smartphone. Some of you may be interested in making videos at your desk or doing more professional voice over recording. So you might be looking for a studio microphone at the top end. We recommend the heil pr 40 the Audio Technica 80 R 2100 or the shure sm seven B. The rode podcaster mic is a cheaper option. These studio microphones are great for doing voiceovers, webinars or just any sort of webcam productions. Now, these studio mics are a little bit fancier and more expensive than a USB microphone. The blue snowball and the Blue Yeti are great USB microphones that you can use for recording directly into your computer even as the most inexpensive option. The blue snowball is a great way to record amazing audio. I used it for hundreds of tutorials that I put on youtube

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