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A 6-Part Comprehensive Introduction to Sound and Filmmaking

The importance of sound in modern film is simply undeniable. When we decided to tackle the subject of sound, I knew that to do it justice we had to approach it like building a foundation for a house: building it up brick by brick. For many filmmakers, sound is a mystery blended with bits and Read MoreRead More

GaffGun Takes the Pain out of Taping Down Cables

If you do a lot of events, chances are you have to run a lot of cable and tape them down. This new product makes taping down cables an absolutely snape. It may be a little costly, but if you’re regularly doing events, you’ll make it back in no time. Check out their official site.Read More

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 Read MoreRead More

Inside a Video Game Voice Over Studio

Take a peak inside the recording studio where the voice over is recorded for Defense Grid 2 Jennifer Hale asks a few questions about the character. That’s less than 30 seconds after she walks in the room. Her arrival prompts the usual bit of Hollywood hug and kiss, and some hello-how-are-yous, but then it’s down Read MoreRead More

SNEAK PREVIEW – The Science and Engineering of Sound

We are hard at work cleaning up the sawdust on the new version of FilmmakerIQ – but in the mean time, we would like to share the second video in our Audio Series which is sponsored by RØDE Microphones. In this lesson we take a closer look at the science of sound and the basics of Read MoreRead More

How Shotgun Microphones Work

How do shotgun mics achieve such a tight polar pattern compared with other designs? And how come they seem to be getting shorter every year? Shotgun or rifle mics are more properly called ‘Interference Tube’ microphones, and they are often assumed to have magically tight polar patterns that simply don’t exist in reality. Shotgun mics do Read MoreRead More

The History of Sound at the Movies – A Sneak Peak at our New Audio Course Series

FilmmakerIQ.com and RØDE Microphones are proud to give you a sneak peak at the first lesson in our six part course which will cover science/microphones, recording, editing, foley, and ADR. We are also hard at work behind the scenes updating the site to include even more interaction which should be live in the coming weeks. Read MoreRead More

Rode Announces New smartLav+ with Improved Performance

Recording great audio straight to a cell phone, a personal recording device, or even a small camera (with SC3 Adapter) has gotten even simpler with the announcement of the RØDE’s new smartLav+ microphone.  This new lav features a newly designed capsule with better sensitivity and lower self-noise (27dBA) and a Kevlar® reinforced cable making this microphone a great Read MoreRead More

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