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The Basics of Recording Audio for Digital Video – A NEW FILMMAKERIQ LESSON

We now turn our attention to the audio signal chain as John P. Hess defines the different components needed when recording on set for digital video.

We are still working on the new iteration of FilmmakerIQ, but we wanted to get this third part of our Audio Series out to you. Great things are coming stay tuned.

This lesson is proudly sponsored by RØDE Microphones:

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The other videos in this Series:

The History of Sound at the Movies

The Science and Engineering of Sound

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Does Pop Culture Need To Be “Popular”? | Idea Channel

What is “Popular Culture”? Despite what the term may lead you to think, it is NOT just media that is numerically popular! Tom Waits most certainly is part of popular culture, regardless of his ZERO billboard hits. So what are the qualifications for “Pop Culture”? And where the heck does the internet come into play in all this? Watch the episode and find out!!

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Achieve an Efficient Production by Becoming Proficient at Pre-Production

Bobby Marko explains how better preparation will lead to better on set execution.

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Problems always occur in video and film production. It’s the nature of the work we do. There are always outside forces beyond our control and no matter what we do to prepare for them, we are always faced with a problem to solve that we didn’t count on or didn’t foresee. Knowing this, why would we not prepare ourselves as much as possible before entering production? I believe that if not 100%, 99% of the time how you effectively plan, execute and follow through your pre-production results in the success of your project.

Many times I scour the forums on Stage32, LinkedIn Filmmaking groups and Reddit and constantly see people asking questions, almost in a panic, about what to do because they are stuck in production not knowing how to proceed. And many of those times I can point back to the fact that they did not effectively plan, execute or carry out their pre-production. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m perfect and I have flawless productions. Of course not, like many of you, problems always arise on set and I’ve had to make some serious calls in the moment. As creatives, somehow we have this notion that we rise to the occasion when problems occur. But the truth is we simply default to the level of training we have allowed ourselves. I have learned over the years how important that training is. And in film and video production that training starts in the pre-production process.

Now please understand, I’m talking from a mechanics standpoint, not a creative one. Sure, in the moment you will always have creative inspiration that turns on that imagenary light bulb in your head when you need or want it. But most problems that arise (schedules, weather, talent, crew, gear, etc) are mechanics that can be sorted out in pre-production long before you step foot on location. And in some instances, solving these mechanical problems ahead of time frees your mind to dedicate more of your efforts towards the creative part of your production.

Therefore I want to layout some common problems that we face and discuss some ways effective planning methods in pre-production that can help solve those issues from coming up in your production.

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Richard Linklater on the Making of “Boyhood”

Richard Linklater is the filmmaker behind some of indie film’s preeminent classics. His early break throughs, Slacker (1991) and Dazed and Confused (1993), captured and defined our generation more genuinely than had been done before, and perhaps since.
Boyhood, out in theaters July 11, is true to Linklater form in its exploration of the nuances of youth and life. It was ambitiously shot over 12 years, following the upbringing of a boy from the age of six until his high school graduation.

In this episode of VICE Meets, Reihan Salam and Linklater discuss the inspiration behind the film and his career. It also includes behind-the-scenes footage from throughout the film’s production. Via GoIntoTheStory

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